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Old 08-14-2003, 09:54 AM   #1
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how to create an image *.iso without mkisofs and growisofs

my probleme is that mkisofs can't make an iso image with a tar file more than 2Go. how can i create an iso image without mkisofs and growisofs ?
Old 02-19-2004, 03:22 AM   #2
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I've had a go at writing a tar.bz2 to a dvd+rw

I've tried
tar -jc /home /etc | growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -stream-media-size <something too large>
That gives an error with the media size, which I then typed in. That reported that the burn had succeeded. Looking at /dev/dvd with 'less -f' shows an iso file system with a tar in it. I think I need to put mkisofs in the middle or pass some more options, but I'm not sure. Regardless, it hasn't worked as I'd like as neither 'cat /dev/dvd | tar -jt' or 'mount /dev/dvd /dvd' work. The latter gives the error 'mount: Not a directory'
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"dd if=/dev/dvd of=/mydirectory/my.iso" It's a FIFO pipe with no limitations.


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