Dual layer dvd burning

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Tue Nov 20 06:20:06 UTC 2007

Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:

>> Now you're misunderstanding plain English!
> By golly, you're right I am.  What you are saying (that I didn't

I feel better now:-) He who laughs last, etc.

> understand the first time I read it) was that using this syntax, you
> don't actually need to give it an ISO file, any old file will do.


>> That example is from the man page. The fact it contains a prebuilt ISO
>> filesystem is immaterial, it's a file and growisofs is just writing a
>> file to the DVD, doing no processing and not (AFAIK) verifying it's an
>> ISO image.
> To me, that wasn't clear from the man page.  I assumed that it actually
> required an ISO file and wouldn't work without one.  So, I never tried
> it without one.

Imagine the confusion if it read
  growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=big.cpio

Now, a cpio would be interesting, given that the kernel's initrd is a 
cpio file these days.

[1] One of the radio people has the habit of saying "Correct," in a 
similar way to others' use of "Absolutely." Some of the others have been 
catching it, probably unawares.



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