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Re: [opensuse-factory] 64 bits isos for the RC2
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <carlos.e.r@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 01:06:51 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1303010058520.8041@minas-tirith.valinor>
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El 2013-02-28 a las 19:21 -0000, Graham P Davis escribió:
On Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:38:19 -0500
Patrick Shanahan <> wrote:

* Graham P Davis <hacker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [02-28-13 11:53]:
Good luck with trying to fit it on to a DVD!

your dvds must be a different size than mine

K3B told me to insert an empty DVD so installed Brasero to get some
decent diagnostics and, as has happened before in 12.3, was told
that the iso was too big for the disk.

dvds will hold ~4.7 gb and the isos are only ~941mb
are you using cds instead of dvds?

The 64 bit DVD iso image is 4706009088, which is bigger than 4.7 GB.


I reckon the 4.7Gb is an advertising gimmick to make it seem they hold
more than they do. The figure is achieved by counting in 1000s instead
of 1024s.

Please be aware that the standard unit GB now is measured in multiples of 10, whereas there is an also standard unit named GiB wich is instead 2^30.

And by "standard" above I mean bodies such as the IEEE, ISO, or SI.

1 KB is no longer 1024 bytes.

- -- Cheers

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 "Celadon" (Minas Tirith))

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