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Re: Knoppix ISO image is 715MB - How Do I burn it ?



* Deryk Barker (dbarker@turing.cs.camosun.bc.ca) [030603 10:38]:
> Thus spake John Hasler (john@dhh.gt.org):
> 
> > Deryk Barker writes:
> > > Actually it's mainly the hard drive manufacturers.
> > 
> > And the ISO.
> > 
> > > To them 1GB = 1,000,000,000 as you note above.
> > 
> > Correct.  Giga -> 10^9 = 1,000,000,000.
> > 
> > > Of course, most software does the right thing and report in terms of
> > > powers of 2, where 1GB = 1,073,741,824.
> > 
> > Incorrect.  Gibi -> 2^30 = 1,073,741,824.
> 
> Which, unless my eyes are far worse than my optician thinks, is
> *precisely* the number I entered above. 

Look at the unit, not the number.

> Evidently I'm missing your point.

I think his point was that 1073741824 is a gibibyte, commonly (?)
abbreviated as GiB.  GB is the abbreviation for gigabyte, 1000000000
bytes.

good times,
Vineet
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