Making an ISO fails
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Sun Feb 8 10:41:38 PST 2004
On Sun, 8 Feb 2004 06:44:50 -0800
"Loren M. Lang" <lorenl at alzatex.com> wrote:
> I have been trying to make an iso of some dvds, an cdroms by just
> copying the file /dev/acd0c, but most of the time it seems to fail
> with an i/o error. I underestimated the size of a 6G dvd and ran
> out of disk space before it was through, though it got to nearly 4G.
> freeing enough diskspace an trying again I couldn't copy more than
> several hundre megs before it got an i/o error. Removing and
> reinserting the dvd doesn't seem to help. I can successfully copy
> the dvd by mounting it and copying all the files, but I'd prefer a
> straight copy of the iso image. I've had various problems doing so
> with different cd/dvds, and I also had a similar problem on linux.
> Since some cd/dvds work fine, and I can always successfully read it
> when it's mounted, why don't all cd/dvds allow a straight copy of
> the iso image?
How have you been trying to copy it?
AFAIK dd should work with out any probs.
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