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SubjectRe: Reading Windows CD on Linux 2.4.6
On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 04:08:10PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <3BA6791A.616636CE@MissionCriticalLinux.com>
> By author: Bruce Blinn <blinn@MissionCriticalLinux.com>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > I do not think the disk is missing data or that there are any bad
> > blocks. The reason I say this is because I can access every file on the
> > disk when the CD is mounted as an iso9660 file system on a 2.2.19
> > kernel. I compared the files with the originals and they are identical.
> >
> > The only reason I found out dd would not copy the disk is because Masoud
> > asked for an image.
> > I tried using dd to copy a much larger CD (150 Mb) and it fails at the
> > same place and the resulting file is the same size (737280 bytes). So
> > it fails long before the end of the data.
> >
> > By the way, dd works fine when copying other CDs that were not created
> > under Windows.
> >
>
> This almost seems to imply they're recording the data noncontiguously,
> which would be totally bizarre but not totally impossible.
>

I've seen commercial CD do this. Maybe that dd trick to skip empty parts
and pad with zeros would work...
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