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    SubjectRe: Reading Windows CD on Linux 2.4.6
    "Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
    > On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, Bruce Blinn wrote:
    > [SNIPPED...]
    > Just do `cp /dev/cdrom /tmp/foo`. ^C out when you think you have
    > enough, then use `dd` to copy a small portion of the image file.

    Here are the results of the methods that were suggested for producing a
    CD image. They all seem to fail at the same place because the resulting
    file is the same size.

    # dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/tmp/cd1.iso
    dd: /dev/cdrom: Input/output error
    1440+0 records in
    1440+0 records out

    # dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/tmp/cd2.iso bs=2k
    dd: /dev/cdrom: Input/output error
    360+0 records in
    360+0 records out

    # cp /dev/cdrom /tmp/cd3.iso
    cp: /dev/cdrom: Input/output error

    # ls -l /tmp/cd*
    -rw------- 1 root root 737280 Sep 17 14:09 /tmp/cd1.iso
    -rw------- 1 root root 737280 Sep 17 14:10 /tmp/cd2.iso
    -rw------- 1 root root 737280 Sep 17 14:11 /tmp/cd3.iso

    Bruce Blinn 408-615-9100
    Mission Critical Linux, Inc.

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