Hi, Dennis Clarke wrote: > # dd if=/cdrom/test/debian_20220328/debian-11.0.0-sparc64-NETINST-1.iso > of=/dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s0 bs=2048 count=189529 > dd: unexpected short write, wrote 1536 bytes, expected 2048 > 65725+0 records in > 65725+0 records out > So that is strange. Perhaps the iso image file is a sparse file with a > hole in it.
Hardly. Some automat would have to have converted the file to a be sparse one. I would rather expect "short write" to be caused by the return value of a write(2) call being less than the number of submitted bytes. (It should not happen with a healthy disk device except at the very end of its capacity.) The disk address /dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s0 looks like Solaris. So it is no wonder that i fail to find the dd message in Debian's coreutils. Maybe it works better or fails with other diagnostic messages if you use bs=512 and adjust or omit the count= argument. Have a nice day :) Thomas