Upgrading Red Hat 9 to Core 1--where's the software?
tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Mon May 14 14:51:34 UTC 2007
At 4:22 PM +0930 5/14/07, Tim wrote:
>On Sun, 2007-05-13 at 14:14 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
>> Finalizing has nothing to do with the data being written. Finalizing
>> refers to the media, not the data. If the media is not finalized,
>> more sessions can be written to it. How the data in earlier sessions
>> is treated depends on how whatever is reading it deals with multiple
>If one uses disc assessment tools, one sees whether the disc is closed
>or still has open sessions. I've yet to see a disc burnt from an ISO
>image still be open. That seems to indicate that you're burning them
>differently than others.
Some software may automatically finalize if there is not much space left.
I have used cdrecord and growisofs.
>The ISO image is an "image" of what's going to be burnt onto the disc,
>virtually all the pits and bumps.
You are quite wrong about this. An ISO image only contains the data for an
ISO9660 volume, which can be written to a CD or DVD, or loopback mounted
from a file. The ISO image has /none/ of the pits and bumps of the various
colored books. It is just the data for an ISO9660 filesystem.
>That isn't just the files, but the
>file system, as well - everything that goes onto the finished disc.
>It'll include all the bits that burning software also writes with files
>indicating that the disc is closed. It allows even the dumbest of
>software to just send that information to the laser, without having to
>know anything about structuring a disc.
It has none of the CD or DVD specific "bits". If it did, it would work on
CDs or on DVDs, one format only. It is just the data for an ISO9660
>Having to finalise a disc burnt from an ISO image is an abnormal
You are wrong.
TonyN.:' <mailto:tonynelson at georgeanelson.com>
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