Dual layer dvd burning

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Tue Nov 20 03:09:10 UTC 2007

Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:

> Which is *NOT* what I said.  The files in a DVD filesystem cannot be

I misunderstood your plain english.

>> Actually, one can burn any kind of file to DVD. Even a tarball.
> Not tarballs >= 2GB.  I've had to use "split" to reduce them to
> something < 2GB in size and write the individual split files into an ISO
> image that can then be burned.  Which means I have to use "cat" to
> re-read them back into the original large file when I want to access it.
>  a real PITA.
This should work, I accudently did something akin to that with a CD some 
years ago.

growisofs -Z /dev/hdc=big.tar

as will burning an ext2 filesystem in a file.



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