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SubjectRe: ide-scsi is deprecated for cd burning! Use ide-cd and give dev=/dev/hdX as device
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On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 14:48, Kiniger, Karl (GE Healthcare) wrote:
> I can confirm that. Creating a correct iso image from a CD is a
> major pain w/o ide-scsi. Depending on what one has done before the iso
> image is missing some data at the end most of the time.
> (paired with lots of kernel error messages)
>
> Testing was done here using Joerg Schilling's sdd:
>
> sdd ivsize=`isosize /dev/cdxxx` if=/dev/cdxxx of=/dev/null \
> bs=<several block sizes from 2048 up tried,does not matter>
>
> and most of the time it results in bad iso images....

Karl,

what about catting out that device? I.E.,

'cat /dev/cdxxx > some.iso'
*instead* of using 'dd' (or variants) against it? I've always had good
results using 'cat' and CDs, avoiding 'dd' and CDs whenever the
opportunity presents itself.


regards,


-fd




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