New k3b-1.0 problem
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Jun 26 01:55:41 UTC 2007
On Monday 25 June 2007, John Wendel wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Greetings all;
>> I've downloaded an archive of stuff for a legacy computer, which is in the
>> form of dvd sized .rar files.
>> The author of the collection is/was distributing it on dvd's for a nominal
>> fee to cover the cost of the disks, or it was downloadable from his web
>> The first of these files is 4,635,746,513 bytes long, so it would be a
>> tight fit on a dvd. k3b says the disk in the drive is 4.4GB, and krusader
>> says the file is 4.3GB so at least those two are using the same base 1024
>> numbering system for a kilobyte.
>> So it should fit but it appears k3b is rejecting anything over 4.0GB as
>> the size varies, rejecting a smaller 4.1GB file, but accepting a 3.8GB
>> This doesn't sound terribly kosher to me since the author of the
>> collection obviously has the tools to burn even the 4635746513 (decimal)
>> byte file to a dvd.
>> So what's the recommended procedure to do this? Or do I file a bugzilla,
>> take a tater & wait?
>Just burned several 4.3GB files last night. I assume you're using the
>latest and greatest K3B (since you use the latest and greatest
>everything else). Do you have the "allow overburning" option set?
Yes. I had it burn it as if it was an iso. k3b complained but did burn it.
Nothing I have can mount the disk or open it as a file. So I had dd copy it
back, and it copied back just under 8k more than was written. I've had a cmp
running for about the last 15 minutes with no errors, yet...
root at coyote trs-80 archives]# cmp "trs-80.com 5-2005 [disc 1 of 5].rar"
cmp: EOF on trs-80.com 5-2005 [disc 1 of 5].rar
So I'd assume unrar would just throw away the padding? Time to mkdir a
disk1 dir, cd to it and unrar that thing.
Humm, inside the .rar, is the .iso. Why did he bother? Anyway,
now I have a handle on it, and while thats running, kmail just
froze for 30 secs and died. But, it never lost a character!
Anyway, now I know what to do with the rest of them, so many thanks
for the hand-holding.
>Have you tried using growisofs directly? Man growisofs has all the
No, that was sort of a last resort. With my propensity for typu's, its
probably better that way :-)
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