Re: Oddness piping mkisofs into recent cdrecord versions
Joerg Schilling wrote:
You have edited out the sentence in your original message regarding
growisofs and packet mode:
Bill Davidsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Yes, I didn't make it clear that even with a CD it doesn't work on this
particular burner. Clarification noted.
DVDs do not support TAO
I cannot see that you have problems with writing CDs in TAO.
If you did have problems, I am sure you did send a report....
I did try using packet mode with cdrecord. Even though PACKET is listed
as supported by the drive, and -packet is a documented option, it
doesn't seem to work. I don't know if the -dvd-compat mode streams,
there was a discussion of what it did, but I don't remember the details.
Compatibility may only be an issue with multimedia destined for DVD
players, I certainly don't do that, but I make a LOT of backups.
There is no -dvd-compat option.
growisofs only supports packet mode. This is less compatible than the streaming
mode used by cdrecord.
There most definitely is a -dvd-compat mode, I just don't know without
studying the code how it works.
The required space to save the image or time to make the run twice are
essentially linear. This increases the space and/or time required to
Now I have to go try mounting an individual session to see how good that
The man page mentions using -isosize, but it seems that only works for a
You _need_ to run mkisofs twice in case you do not create an intermediate file.
Correct: the first run is with -isosize, the secone one without.
fully created image. That's a minor problem for 4.7GB, a larger one for
8.5GB, and when Blu-Ray comes down a bit in media price 50GB will be
unavailable n most systems being backed up.
I see no difference regardless of the FS size.
bill davidsen <email@example.com>
CTO TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979