dd command to copy a cd to a hard disk - Input/output error

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Mon Apr 1 15:11:13 EST 2002

On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 12:40:37PM +0800, Daniel wrote:
> Thanks to Simon, Brett, Tomasz and others for replies.  Yes your script fix 
> worked well thanks. Now I've got the info I wonder what it all means!
> I wanted to find out the correct block size to put into the 'dd' command 
> ... does anything stand out to you as block size?
> Anyway thanks very much for your help,

The only way I know of finding the exact size is by mounting the cdrom and
using the df command. Since this comes out of the TOC, it's probably
possible to use the cdrecord -dumptoc (IIRC) command to get the size also.
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> Ignorance continues to thrive when intelligent people choose to do
> nothing.  Speaking out against censorship and ignorance is the imperative
> of all intelligent people.

More information about the linux mailing list