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Old 08-03-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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UIF, DAA, Poweriso for Linux (MagicISO is useless as well.)


First, I am going crazy trying to get poweriso to work. I have followed many instructions on how to convert .daa to and iso file, but nothing is working. Before yesterday I never had to use a .daa or a .uif file before. I can't begin to tell you how annoying both of these are.

So my question is this. Are there any open source programs that can extract, convert or what ever either of these formats? So of them are very large and programs like MagicISO won't open the UIF at all, unless I pay for it. Which at this point I see as useless since I almost never need to deal with UIF. PowerISO is the same for me. I never have to deal with .daa that much so to buy a full version would be a waste.

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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What did you type to convert the .daa file? If you know how to compile there's two apps here that will do what you need: http://aluigi.altervista.org/search.php?src=uif2iso. Just unpack and read the .txt file for instructions.

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:21 PM   #3
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First I tried

poweriso -?

Which said, (I tried several different ways with below,)

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Usage: poweriso <command> [parameters] [-switches]

<Commands>

list <image file> <directory> List files and directories in image file.
Example: List all files and directories in root direcory of /home/sam/test.iso .
Command: poweriso list /home/sam/test.iso / -r

extract <image file> <dir/file name> Extract files/directories from image file.
Example: Extract all files and directories in root direcory of /home/sam/test.iso
to /home/sam/test recursively.
Command: poweriso extract /home/sam/test.iso / -od /home/sam/test

convert <image file> Convert image file to other format.
Example: Convert /home/sam/test.daa to standard iso file
Command: poweriso convert /home/sam/test.daa -o /home/sam/test.iso -ot iso

<Switches>

-r List or extract recursively.
-o Specify output image file name.
-od Specify output folder.
-ot <iso|daa|bin> Specify output image file type. If not specified,
the image type will be determined by file name suffix.
-volsize <n> Split output image file to multiple volumes, and set volume
size to <n>. Example: -volsize 100M
-setpassword <password> Set password for output image file.
Example: -setpassword 12345678

Then I searched the web and found this,

Quote:
Convert files/directories from .daa image file

Convert image file to other format. For example convert image.daa to standard iso file, enter:
$./poweriso convert image.daa -o image.iso -ot iso
I tried this,

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sudo /home/myfolder/Poweriso/poweriso convert /home/myfolder/Poweriso/123.daa -o /home/myfolder/Poweriso/123.iso -ot iso
The error I get(I do have the latest version, at least that is the one I got from their website.)

Quote:
File version mismatch. To open this file, please visit our website to get the latest version

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Old 08-04-2008, 07:14 PM   #4
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First I don't think you need to use sudo. Second to keep things simple, copy the poweriso executable and the image file you want to convert to your home folder.

Now start a terminal session and type this (yes the fullstop is meant to be there):
Code:
./poweriso convert /home/<YourFolder>/123.daa -o /home/<YourFolder>/test.iso -ot iso
 
Old 08-05-2008, 02:15 AM   #5
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First I don't think you need to use sudo. Second to keep things simple, copy the poweriso executable and the image file you want to convert to your home folder.

Now start a terminal session and type this (yes the fullstop is meant to be there):
Code:
./poweriso convert /home/<YourFolder>/123.daa -o /home/<YourFolder>/test.iso -ot iso

I followed the above exactly, well except for changing "yourfolder," etc.

I still get this error.

Quote:
File version mismatch. To open this file, please visit our website to get the latest version

I did get Poweriso from their website. Maybe the major problem is that this is a file, the .daa, that is about 600+ MB and I can't do anything with it unless I buy poweriso rather then using the free linux one?

I am not sure what the file mismatch means though. Does it mean my target file or Poweriso itself.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 02:55 AM   #6
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The free GNU/Linux one is unregistered. I would assume the error message is because the image you are trying to convert exceeds 300mb. It looks like purchasing the full program is your only remaining option.

If you do decide to purchase, I recommend you buy Ultraiso from here: http://www.ezbsystems.com/ultraiso/faq.htm. It costs the same as Poweriso and handles .daa & .uif.

The reason why I recommend Ultraiso is because of what they state in their faq.
Quote:
Q. How to upgrade UltraISO?

Answer: We provide lifetime free updates to all registered users.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 03:27 AM   #7
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The free GNU/Linux one is unregistered. I would assume the error message is because the image you are trying to convert exceeds 300mb. It looks like purchasing the full program is your only remaining option.

If you do decide to purchase, I recommend you buy Ultraiso from here: http://www.ezbsystems.com/ultraiso/faq.htm. It costs the same as Poweriso and handles .daa & .uif.

The reason why I recommend Ultraiso is because of what they state in their faq.
After a few days of headaches and tryng to get this resolved. I finally gave in.

I have XP and Vista. I almost never use them anymore (Except XP for games once in awhile and Vista has one use with DVD's until I find the Linux alternative.)

I wasn't sure if there was a problem with the daa and uif files or something else. So....

I booted into Vista for the first time in about a month. I downloaded MagicISO for the uif files and Poweriso for the daa files. I had files that where much larger then 300MB and both converted them to iso's with no problem.

It appears that you can use both programs when they are unregistered to convert daa and uif files to iso's. But there are restrictions on the sizes if you want to do other things with them or if you want to save something, etc. But converting something over 300MB with MagicISO and PowerISO seems to be ok. All I wanted to do was get them converted to an ISO so I could take it from there, which is what I did.

I really hate uif and daa files. I hope I never have to mess with them again, which I unfortunately doubt.

Thank you for your help.

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Old 08-05-2008, 05:42 AM   #8
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No prob, glad you're all sorted now.
 
Old 08-06-2008, 09:51 AM   #9
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Well it looks like I was partly wrong. PowerISO does have a size limit even when converting to ISO's. What must have happened, somehow, is when I installed it in Vista I did not reboot my computer, I just started using it.

Good news. MagicISO can convert DAA files and it appears that converting them from a DAA (or UIF) to iso does not have limits like the rest of it does.
 
  


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