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    SubjectRe: ide-scsi is deprecated for cd burning! Use ide-cd and give dev=/dev/hdX as device
    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....


    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.



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