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Old 12-02-2005, 03:27 PM   #46
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I'm trying to write a 4.4GB iso file to a dvd, but it is too large. This doesn't really make sense considering I just wrote multiple avi files to a dvd, totalling 4.5GB.

mkisofs: Value too large for defined data type. File debian-testing-i386-binary-1.iso is too large - ignoring

Here is burndatadvd...
growisofs -udf -Z /dev/dvd -R -J "$@"

Should I burn iso's with fs iso9660 or does it not matter? As far as I can tell, the main advantage of udf over iso9660 is that it allows fitting more data on a dvd.

One other question...
all             blank the entire disk
disc            blank the entire disk
disk            blank the entire disk
fast            minimally blank the entire disk (PMA, TOC, pregap)
minimal         minimally blank the entire disk (PMA, TOC, pregap)
track           blank a track
unreserve       unreserve a track
trtail          blank a track tail
unclose         unclose last session
session         blank last sessionp
Why do I not blank the entire disk? How is it that I can get away with simply blanking PMA, TOC, pregap?

Last edited by verbose; 12-02-2005 at 03:45 PM.
Old 12-02-2005, 03:37 PM   #47
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For an iso file you can try just: growisofs -Z /dev/scd0=debian-testing-i386-binary-1.iso
or like the growisofs man page says: growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/scd0=debian-testing-i386-binary-1.iso

Edit: saw your edit
Afaik blanking the whole disc means writing zeroes over the lot, but it is enough just to blank the fs table. Just like deleting a file doesn't really delete it, just tells the filesystem that the space is available. You might want to check this with a google though.

Last edited by makuyl; 12-02-2005 at 03:41 PM.
Old 12-02-2005, 06:53 PM   #48
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Alright... 'growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/scd0=debian-testing-i386-binary-1.iso' is working fine.


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