By ISO ripping I just mean copying the contents of a full CD to an ISO image rather than the actual files. It's all good here though, I've worked out how to this. It seems most installations of Linux alreday have the ability to do this with a simple shell command and so far i've been able to mount the ripped ISO's fine under Linux. This example helps me remember why I wanted to try out Linux in the first place
. I'll post a link to such methods later for the sake of it if you don't already know.
I think that some variation of tar/bz/gz does allow you to create multiple volumes, gonna take me a bit of reading before I suss this one out. Maybe I'm wrong. Problem is though, I want Winblows users to be able to access such archives more easily and would prefer to use winrar format. Again i think this is possible using rar for Linux and again reading is the key
. if when I suss this out I'll post it but in the meantime, other alternatives are still welcomed.
thanks for the reply