[CentOS] iso size?

Tue Nov 22 23:13:24 UTC 2011
Smithies, Russell <Russell.Smithies at agresearch.co.nz>

The whole gigabyte vs. gibibyte argument again!
According to IEEE, NIST, and bunch of other organizations, a gigabyte is 1,000,000,000 bytes, and a gibibyte is 1,073,741,824 bytes.
I can't wait until we start dealing with yobibytes!!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Yves Bellefeuille
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 November 2011 2:04 p.m.
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] iso size?
> On Monday 21 November 2011 14:13, Beartooth wrote:
> > 	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
> Nautilus and the browser think that 1 Gb is 1024 * 1024 * 1024 =
> 1,073,741,824 bytes, while the DVD manufacturer thinks that 1 Gb is
> 1,000,000,000 bytes.
> Therefore, what Nautilus and the browser call 4.4 Gb is what the DVD
> manufacturer calls 4.724 Gb, and that's why the image doesn't fit.
> Yves
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