Re: Knoppix ISO image is 715MB - How Do I burn it ?
On Tuesday 03 June 2003 00:54, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 12:28:08PM +0300, Aryan Ameri wrote:
> > It has always worked for me. I use eroaster to burn CDs, and (for
> > no appaent reason) the Knoppix iso image fits on a 700 MB CD. There
> > is a feature in eroaster (which is just a frontend anyway) which
> > allows "over burning". I guess it has something to do with this
> > option.
> Actually, it has more to do with the fact that the metric system gets
> weird with computers. Kilo, mega, giga, etc are working off base 2
> instead of base 10 numbering. This means a kilobyte is 1024 bytes, a
> megabyte is 1024 kilobytes, and 715,000,000 bytes is 698.2 MB, not
> 715 MB.
Well, I didn't say that it was 715 MB, i said that I was able to burn it
on a 700 MB CD.
Anyway, thanks for the info
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