Subject: Re: DVD drives
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Bob Nestor <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/26/1999 19:46:30
Todd Vierling <> wrote:

>On 25 Jan 1999, Chris Jones wrote:
>: It looks like the big obstacle to getting DVD-RAM to work is going to
>: be finding software equivalent to cdrecord and mkisofs to drive it.  I
>: haven't been able to find any such stuff.  But then, maybe those would
>: work with a DVD; I know nothing of the format they use.
>cdrecord claims to be able to write DVDs.  Don't know how complete the
>support is.
>The filesystem format is still ISO9660 for DVD-ROM discs, just Bigger.
>Hence mkisofs and mkhybrid *should* still work.  :)

I thought DVD-ROM disks had more capacity than CDRs and CD-RWs.  If so 
wouldn't this be a probem?  As far as I know there are no switches in 
either mkisofs or mkhybrid to specify the size of the target volume, and 
I know from personal experience both programs will complain if the output 
is larger than about 650Meg.