[kwlug-disc] CD burning problem

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Mon Apr 20 20:23:37 EDT 2009

I've heard of a problem where the DVD has to be padded out to a full block when
its burned, and the extra zeroes throw off the MD5.  If you really want to be
sure, you should be able to diff the two, e.g.:

$ diff /dev/cdrom /path/to/iso/file

It'll take a while, but you'll know your answer for sure... I think.

Then again, this is just a problem I've heard of, so I have no idea whether I'm
even on the right track.  Hopefully someone else can back me up.



On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 04:47:37PM -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> I'm using k3b to burn a mandriva dvd iso.  I've burned it twice and both  
> times the system errors out after calculating the md5 sum.  Seems kinda  
> funny that it would fail identically twice.  I'm not worried about  
> validity of the file given I downloaded it right from Mandriva.
> Ya'll think I'm OK to go ahead and use this DVD?  It's got to be  
> something funky with the md5 sum, not the actual DVD?
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