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Old 10-02-2006, 06:53 AM   #1
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An iso.zip file


I downloaded the following file.

sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a.zip
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I just used my CD burer program and burnt it on to to a DVD.

This is an 'iso.zip' file.

Is there some special way of burning such files?

I don't know about 'iso.zip' files.

Your comments and advice are appreciated.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 06:54 AM   #2
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sounds like an iso in a zip file... unzip it, then burn it.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 07:00 AM   #3
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i think gins is the only one on earth who never touch windows in his life ^_^ ...

my suggestion is that nowadays try go and familiarize yourself with windows and come back later ... the transition to *nix systems(of all kinds) would be a lot easier ...


//imho ...

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Old 10-02-2006, 08:16 AM   #4
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There are so many file formats. I am not aware of all of them.

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acid kewpie

I just burnd them using my cd burner. It has 1.1GB.

I may have made a mistake. I can throw away the burnt DVD.

When you unzip, you will expand the files inside.
What shall I do? I appreciate your comments and advice on this.

As a matter of fact, I have 6 similar files to burn. This is really downloaded Solaris 10.0 version. They give it away free. You could just go to Sun's website and download.

I want to install it on another computer.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 08:35 AM   #5
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In your writing program, there'll be an option to "write from image file". Choose the uncompressed ISO image file and proceed to write the Cd.

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Old 10-02-2006, 08:53 AM   #6
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>> "There are so many file formats. I am not aware of all of them."

i believe that you are as noob as me ... believe me , currently its also impossible for me to be aware of many file formats , i also dont find the needs to "research" all of them ...

if you got a good filemanager , problems like this one will most probably be solved for you automically without us to know and understand the file formats itself provided that the file formats are common enough for those regular *nix guys(but not to us though) ...

as for if the iso is in zip , i would probably also "dumbly" unzip it with the help of a filemanager and burn them on disks ... should be ok with this method ...


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Old 10-02-2006, 12:16 PM   #7
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I thank alred and harishankar for the comments.

I am using a program called ' K3b ' . This program comes with the package. I am using Mandriva Linux 2006 version. It is a 64 bit program.

I have used 'k3b' program for about 3 years.

I have following alternatives on the program.

1. Copy CD
2. Copy DVD
3. Erase CD-RW
4. Format DVD + - RW
5 Burn CD image
6. Burn DVD ISO image
7. Encode Video

Which is the correct alternative to me?

If I selected the sixth alternative, first it checked the MD5 sum and showed me the following note in red letters:

Not an iso9660 image
----------------------------------------------------------------

[ I have already burnt using the following procedure.]

1. Clicked the New Data DVD Project.

2. Add this file [ sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a.zip ]

3. Clicked burn

I don't think copy DVD or copy CD is an alternative for me. I have a downloaded file on my computer. I would use copy CD/DVD command when I bootleg a CD/DVD.

I appreciate your advice.

Last edited by Gins; 10-02-2006 at 12:20 PM.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 12:35 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gins
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Not an iso9660 image
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2. Add this file [ sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a.zip ]
....
Unzip the file first.

You can always know what file you are handling with a simple command:
Code:
file <filename>
check man file for more info regarding this command.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 01:11 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments. I unzipped it.

-------------------------------------------------------------------
[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ unzip 'sol-10-u2-companion-ga-iso.zip'
Archive: sol-10-u2-companion-ga-iso.zip
inflating: sol-10-u2-companion-ga.iso
[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Now I have the following file.

sol-10-u2-companion-ga.iso

How do I proceed now?


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[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ file sol-10-u2-companion-ga.iso
sol-10-u2-companion-ga.iso: ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data 'S10_606_SOFTWARE_COMPANION '
[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$

Last edited by Gins; 10-02-2006 at 01:13 PM.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 01:18 PM   #10
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...How do I proceed now?
Tell k3b you want to burn that file as an ISO DVD image. Just like you were doing it before with the zip, but do it with the iso file
 
Old 10-02-2006, 01:38 PM   #11
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Thank you raska

I will do it the way you suggested. But not right now. I have an examination on Wednesday. I mus study now. These things take time. I will do it later.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 02:09 PM   #12
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is someone having a look at solaris by any chance
 
Old 10-04-2006, 04:03 PM   #13
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I ran into some problems.

I have 5 zip files. I unzipped them. I successfully burnt the first file. It is 'sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a'.

The following is the list of the other files.
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e

When I tried to burn them, the following message in red letters.

Not an iso9660 image.

Why is this?

Shall I go ahead with burning? There may be a corruption of data too. The strange thing is the first file 'sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a' was a correct iso image. I didn't get any strange message.


I checked the files with the 'file' command. The following is the output. It tells me
the other 4 files are data. What does this mean?

Please advice me how to proceed now. I don't understand those differences. Those are files for the latest Solaris 10.0 program.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ file sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a: ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data 'SOL_10_606_X86 ' (bootable)

[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ file sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b: data


[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ file sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c: data


[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ file sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d: data


[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ file sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e: data

[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

I just followed the instructions given by raska. Started burning as ISO DVD images. Do I have to use some other burning method for those 4 files?

Last edited by Gins; 10-04-2006 at 04:08 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 04:17 PM   #14
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I'm guessing what happened: they splitted one big image file into several files (5 ones this case) with the split command (check the man). I've done this before, pretty useful, though you should have been warned somehow. If I'm guessing ok, then the image "a" that you burnt is useless... or more precisely: uncomplete.
Do this on a console:
Code:
du -sh sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-*
That's to see the images' size. They must be pretty alike except maybe for the last one.

To reconstruct the big image file do this:
Code:
cat sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e > sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-full.iso
The file sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-full.iso is created and that one should be a fully compliant iso9660 image ready to burn. Look for md5sums or somethink like that anyway...
 
Old 10-05-2006, 04:18 AM   #15
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Thanks raska
The following is the output:

[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ du -sh sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-*
644M sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a
535M sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a.zip
542M sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b
536M sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b.zip
559M sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c
536M sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c.zip
549M sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d
535M sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d.zip
596M sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e
532M sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e.zip

[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$


------------------------------------------------------------------

[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ ls
sol-10-u2-companion-ga.iso
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d
sol-10-u2-companion-ga-iso.zip
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b.zip
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d.zip
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a.zip
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c.zip
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e.zip
[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I think it worked.

[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ cat 'sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a' 'sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b' \
> 'sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c' 'sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d' 'sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e' > \
> 'sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-full.iso'
[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ ls


[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ ls
sol-10-u2-companion-ga.iso
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b.zip
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e
sol-10-u2-companion-ga-iso.zip
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-e.zip
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c.zip
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-full.iso
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-a.zip
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-b
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-d.zip
[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$

As you see the file 'sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-full.iso' has created.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$ file 'sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-full.iso'
sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-full.iso: ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data 'SOL_10_606_X86 ' (bootable)
[nissanka@c83-250-100-230 Solaris]$

I am a bit perplexed by this type of usage of the command 'cat'.
We don't use the 'cat' command to create files or collect together parts of files. The 'cat' command is to read a file.

What shall I do now to go ahead with burning the downloaded files? I am waiting to hear from you.

Last edited by Gins; 10-05-2006 at 05:49 AM.
 
  


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