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Re: [opensuse] Can't find growisofs
  • From: "Digvijoy Chatterjee" <digvijoy.c@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 00:42:32 -0500
  • Message-id: <2f7228250701082142n63ab7d63u60e360d3fb366198@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
linux-AMD:~ # growisofs -dry-run -Z /dev/dvd -R
/home/digz/debian-31r4-amd64-binary-1.iso
Executing 'mkisofs -R /home/digz/debian-31r4-amd64-binary-1.iso |
builtin_dd of=/dev/dvd obs=32k seek=0'
I: -input-charset not specified, using UTF-8 (detected in locale settings)
mkisofs: Value too large for defined data type. File
/home/digz/debian-31r4-amd64-binary-1.iso is too large

X86_64 growisofs does not support files greater than 4.0 G,

linux-AMD:~ # du -sch /home/digz/debian-31r4-amd64-binary-1.iso
4.4G /home/digz/debian-31r4-amd64-binary-1.iso

--Digz

On 1/2/07, Carlos E. R. <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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The Tuesday 2007-01-02 at 14:38 -0600, Darryl Gregorash wrote:

> On 2007-01-01 13:27, James Knott wrote:
> > FWIW, when I create a 4000 MB slice, K3B shows it as 3.9 GB and 482 MB
> As we already know, sizes depend on whether you are a programmer, or
> live in the real world:
>
> 4 GB = 4*1024 MB = 4096 MB, and 4000 MB = 4000/1024 GB = 3.906 GB

Actually, no.

4 GB = 4*1000 MB = 4000 MB and 4000 MB = 4000/1000 GB = 4.00 GB

And:

4 GiB = 4*1024 MiB = 4096 MiB, and 4000 MiB = 4000/1024 GiB = 3.906 GiB


Programmers are using the wrong units: prefixes like mega or giga were
invented way earlier than programmers were born; they (we) must change and
use the new names (mebibyte).

The easiest reference I can find: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiB>:

| The unit was defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission
| (IEC) in December 1998. Use of mebibyte and related units is strongly
| endorsed by IEEE and CIPM.

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Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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