Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12413
iso9660 mount is unable to read large tgz file
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
I burned a large (114M) tarball to my HP 7110i cdwriter using windows
software. When I mount it under RedHat 6.2 using the iso9660 filesystem
type, the file shows up as only 69 Megs (and of course tar and gzip see
premature EOFs). But, when I put the cd in my other (windows 98)
computer's cdrom, and remote mount it (samba), the full 114Megs of the file
are available. I had this same problem on my computer at work
as well. My Linux computer at home is a Packard Bell platinum 60 and
the one at work is a Dell 460.
i've faced (and reported) a similar problem with my Compaq Pressario 1700T
Laptop's CD-drive. it's true for both USB connected CD-Drive (a Mitsumi CD-
Writer i have), a PCMCIA CD-Drive, and the inbuilt FutureBay Drive (an LG8080B
drive, actually an 8xDVD drive).
the thing is in my case, whether the CD is ISO9660 or any other format, it
hangs for (with kernel generating sys log messages, block read failed or
something)... for any file greater than about 18MB... this is true for both
original CD's and for CD's burnt by me.
my sys configuration is PIII 1.1GHz, 128MB RAM and using RH7.2 base version
(i.e. without any upgrades).
the bug# 58151 corresponds to the problem i reported and talked about in my
last post. my guess is they are related to this problem.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/