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Old 07-17-2007, 07:31 AM   #1
deepugopi
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how to split a single DVD contents to two DVD ?


Hi,
I got an 7GB capacity dvd data - actually its an installation disc . But i don't have dual layer dvd writer.

1. Is there any way to split the 7GB contents into two dvd parts.
2. Also if that is possible, will the pc asks for the second dvd at
the time of installation

OS i'm using is Red Hat Desktop 4 with update 2

reply me.. plzzzzz
 
Old 07-17-2007, 07:40 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by deepugopi
Hi,
I got an 7GB capacity dvd data - actually its an installation disc . But i don't have dual layer dvd writer.

1. Is there any way to split the 7GB contents into two dvd parts.
yep
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2. Also if that is possible, will the pc asks for the second dvd at
the time of installation
nope. (I am guessing you mean "CD" there... and 7GiB is more than two CDs.)

It is technically possible to create a CD set from a DVD. Thing is, you need to be able to tell the installer (anaconda) which disk contains which files. RH used to do this with a configuration file... but I don't know about now. Also - changing this messes the checksums...

The process is wildly harder than actually borrowing a DVD drive. Second hand ones are really cheap too.

um... fedora 7 has a live CD which will install and there are net installs... but you know that right?

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Old 07-17-2007, 07:52 AM   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply.In my post i meant "DVD" itself not "CD"..coz i'm having a LG DVD writer-which supports upto 4.7 GB.
Just now i came across a software called "HJspliier" for splitting the files.But unfortunately that wasn't getting installed in my machine.Any other way..
 
Old 07-18-2007, 03:07 AM   #4
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HJSplitter doesn't tell the installer that the disk is split!

You can, of course, split a DVD ISO simply by mounting it, and copying the files to two places. Now, if you are careful, you can create a 4.7GiB image that only uses files you will install. (Though the original image may have used squashfs.)

If, by chance, you select a file in the installer which is not on the disk, the installer will throw a wobbly. Different installers handle this differently... so check the release documentation.

Of course... it is sometimes possible to install from an iso...

I think you need to vouchafe which distro this is and what you want the iso for.
 
  


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