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Re: Dual layer DVD

On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 11:13:14AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 08:28:23PM +0000, Joel Baker wrote:
> >On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 12:25:29AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >> 
> >> Jigdo means that we can do this without eating terabytes of disk space
> >> all over the world. To get the DL DVD images pressed will probably
> >> take extra preparation work - see my new dvdtape package for details.
> >
> >This is more or less what I had in mind, other than some vague notion of
> >being able to auto-generate the 8.5 image from the pair of 4.7 images;
> >of course, jigdo might make that simple (no need to re-fetch most of the
> >pieces, only to fetch the filesystem layout bits and re-assemble them in
> >the correct combination - if it's that smart).
> Yes, it should be quite easy to grab all the bits you need from the 2
> smaller ISOs to make the large one, with just the filesystem headers
> and directory structure changing. I'm actually working on a script to
> make that easier right now...

Did you relize that 2*4.7 > 8.5 ?
The second layer on d-l DVDs has less capacity (the pits have to be
somewhat bigger to be readable through the "milk glass" of the inner layer.

So it might be not as easy...


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