[CentOS] iso size?

Mon Nov 21 20:51:54 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 11/21/2011 02:15 PM, Brian Mathis wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs> wrote:
>> Vreme: 11/21/2011 08:13 PM, Beartooth piše:
>>>       I've been being told, over and over, by K3B, Brasero, and
>>> Isomaster, on two machines, with three different downloads of 6.0, that
>>> the file is too large for the medium. Nautilus and the browser that die
>>> each download all say it's 4.4 GB; I've tried with two +R and an RW DVD,
>>> all of which are labelled 4.7 GB Two of the files are 32-bit, and one is
>>> 64
>>>       What is going wrong??
>> You are not supposed to burn FILES on the DVD, you now that right? You
>> are supposed to use "Burn DVD ISO Image" in K3B or similar in other
>> burner apps.
>> 32-bit version needs DVD-R, not DVD+R medium.
>> Ljubomir Ljubojevic
> Given that at least one of the mentioned utilities, Isomaster, is
> expressly created for the purpose of burning ISO images, I'd say the
> first comment is uncalled for.
> The release notes state:
>     The i386 DVD is just a bit too large to fit on normal single
>     layer DVD+R media. It can be burnt successfully on DVD-R
>     or dual-layer media.
> Making images that are this close to capacity should be seen as a
> mistake and hopefully the same will not be made with the 6.1 release.
> It is extremely easy to predict that this will cause problems for
> people, so why invite such issues with something as simple as ISO
> burning?

We did it because we are assholes of course.

Do you not think we KNOW it is too close and wish it was not released
this way?

Thanks for your input.

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