700/703 MB CD size
Martijn van de Streek
martijn at vandestreek.net
Sat Jan 24 18:50:02 GMT 2009
The Windows 7 beta seems to know what to do with .iso files when you
double-click them, so it's only a matter of time before this problem is
solved automatically ;)
In the meantime, adding hints about what to do with the .iso file you're
downloading might be a good addition to the download pages.
2009/1/24 Jerome Haltom <wasabi at larvalstage.net>
> Sort of off topic, but I wanted to drop it out there.
> I was trying to get my dad to download and run the Live CD a few days
> ago, and he could not figure out what he was supposed to do with the
> ISO. Of course, XP has no way to burn an ISO. And there are no
> instructions on the site suggesting how to accomplish it.
> He basically did as Paul said, dragged it to the CD burner software.
> Wonder if there would be a good way to distribute a CD burner
> application along with the .iso for Windows users.
> On Sat, 2009-01-24 at 15:25 +0000, Paul Sladen wrote:
> > On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, Jani Monoses wrote:
> > > The current Ubuntu CD image size limit is 700
> > It is, as you note (80*60*75*2048 bytes), hopefully plus lead-in and
> > lead-out sector allowances and often with a tiny little bit extra (see
> > "overburning").
> > Where is the comparision being done, is it the number of bytes in the
> > resulting ISO (eg. inclusive of meta-data), or the number of bytes of the
> > packages, in the hope that the final result (metadata added) will fit?
> > One advantage of producing an exactly size .iso might be that people
> > not try to burn it by dragging it *as a file* (rather than image) onto a
> > CD-R; the software would complain earlier it wouldn't fit.
> > If you're *really* tight of space, there's about half-a-megabyte (N files
> > ~1024) of it spare at the end of unfilled sectors (less on the desktop
> > -Paul
> > --
> > Why do one side of a triangle when you can do all three. Somewhere, GB.
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