I'm using mkisofs-1.13-3mdk on RedHat 6.2 Linux. I'm trying to create
the iso image of a directory tree:
# mkisofs -J -r -o /mnt/dos/distr.iso /mnt/dos/distr
I get a strange error during the ISO creation. This is one example:
69.80% done, estimate finish Wed Feb 7 20:47:41 2001
71.64% done, estimate finish Wed Feb 7 20:48:03 2001
mkisofs: No such file or directory. cannot read from
At this point the command is aborted.
The particular dirtree in on a DOS/FAT mounted partition, but I also
tried copying it entirely to a ext2 partition and it didn't help: same
error exactly in the same point.
The file "with problem" has no problem: I can read, edit, copy it etc.
normally. It is there and I don't know why mkisofs cannot find it.
I had this error with several different files. What worked most was:
- renaming the file to something else
- moving the directory to another level
I almost thought the problem was related to files that had, in their
filenames, the same first characters as the directory name (e.g.
/mnt/dos/distr/qmail/qmail.gz). Thus renaming them usually worked. But
the example above does not have this characteristic, as some other cases
don't have it either.
If I try hard (renaming and moving), I'm able to create the iso image
and burn a CD with no problems. But this is a tiring process, since the
errors tend to show up further and further to the end of the mkisofs
process (in the example above, I got rid of several previous errors and
I got this one at 71%).
I had the same problem with mkisofs-1.8 (the original one with RH 6.2).
Upgrading to version 1.13 was of no help. I'm using the 2.2.16-3 kernel
(the one available in the errata site of Red Hat).
Any help will be appreciated.
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