700/703 MB CD size

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Mon Jan 26 13:42:26 GMT 2009

On Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 11:33:11PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> >         # 737280000; Media Motion say 736051200 for our
> >         # pressed CDs, so we'll use the smaller value.
> >         #SIZELIMIT=736051200
> >         # problems with anything over 700 (binary) MB. Argh.
> >         SIZELIMIT="$((700 * 1024 * 1024))"
> Lathiat made a second-hand report of problems with that 702MB image in
> #ubuntu-devel on 2006-06-06, with nautilus-cd-burner on breezy

I found one reference (but to Gnomebaker, not nautilus-cd-burner):


Here, the image was automatically being burnt in multi-session mode;  
writing the extra metadata was preventing it from fitting (but of course, in
single-session "disc-at-once" mode it did fit).

[For somebody whom has a spare CDR], does doing:

  dd bs=1 seek=$((80*60*75*2048-1)) count=1 if=/dev/zero of=jaunty-desktop-i386.iso

Followed by GUI clickiness, work?


PS. Launchpad folks, https://bugs.launchpad.net/792 still doesn't work.
Why do one side of a triangle when you can do all three.  Somewhere, GB.

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