[CentOS] Creating an alternitive install CD for CentOS 5.2 (w/ patched mkinitrd)
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Sun Mar 8 19:15:52 UTC 2009
Richard Karhuse wrote:
> Last time I added a DVD burner to my Build system, it cost $29 (USD) and
> this was for a very good, reliable unit. Not worth my time and immense
> hassle to do otherwise ....
indeed. Samsung 22X DVD-R burner, SATA for $25
IDE for $23
those are very reliable, fast, and good drives. My previous DVD
burners, including a Lite-On, a TDK, and a Pioneer, took much longer to
'recognize' a new disk, whether it was blank, factory recorded, or
dvd-r, the samsung picks it up in a second. The burns I've made from
this drive read reliably on a wide range of equipment, even if I burn at
CAV (16X) instead of CLV (<= 8x).
Note my experience has been that the average life expectancy of a dvd
burner is about 400-500 full disk burns, after that they seem to get
increasingly flakey. my current Samsung is on its third tub of 100 blanks.
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