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Old 11-25-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
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Split an ISO.


Is there anyway i could split an ISO image in to several small iso images?
 
Old 11-25-2003, 10:27 PM   #2
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You can use the split command to split files up. See man split. Use the cat command to put them back together.

Of course, the pieces split produces wouldn't be ISO images anymore in the strictest sense. So if you actually wanted to use the pieces as little ISO images then split and cat won't be on much help.

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Old 11-25-2003, 11:34 PM   #3
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may be the

isosize command may help
 
Old 11-26-2003, 03:56 PM   #4
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You can also mount the image as a loop device
# mount -o loop /path/to/isofile /mnt/tmp
# cd /mnt/tmp
# ls
directory1/ directory2/ bigfile1 bigfile2 bigfile3 bigfile4

And then make new ISO images from the data
on the image, like so:

# mkisofs -J -R -o /my/tempdir/part1.iso bigfile1 bigfile2 directory1
# mkisofs -J -R -o /my/tempdir/part2.iso bigfile3 bigfile4 directory2

# cd /
# umount /mnt/tmp

Then use /my/tempdir/part1.iso and part2.iso, your fresh small ISO files.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 09:43 PM   #5
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but how can i put it back the way it was. because i have a small gateway laptop and it's cdrom broke. So, i was thinking there is anyway i could install from harddrive. The good thing was that i have a 100 zip drive which will help me do it under my concern.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:18 PM   #6
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Can you do a network install?

Here's some info about it:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...stall-net.html

Lyle.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:55 PM   #7
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If u want to install linux then why split ur ISO , go for network installation
 
Old 11-27-2003, 08:04 PM   #8
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under i have dial-ups???
You kiddding????????
 
Old 11-27-2003, 08:11 PM   #9
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i see what you both talking about.
But i had tried. But it didn't workout.
The problem was that i have a pcmcia ethenet card. this card oesn't have a specific driver for itself. but it use "pcnet_cs" which i do have on my driver disc. Everytime, after i load the driver the light on the ethenet card comes on which shows that i does work. but the problem was that can i go to the step where i can specify my local IP address?? Also, which option do i use? NFS, HTTP or FTP??
Could anyone go step by step?? or just a more specify guide??
 
Old 11-28-2003, 01:16 AM   #10
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I guess the first step is to see if the installer has the pcnet_cs driver. If you can't get the network up using the install disks or CDROM you'll have to use the split, zipdisk, and cat route.

It will ask you for a local IP address, netmask, etc if you chose a network install.

I'd avoid using the NFS method If you haven't set up NFS before. The HTTP method seems like it would be the simplest.

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Old 11-28-2003, 01:33 AM   #11
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Use the search function here in the forum. The question of installing linux without a CDrom has been asked and answered several times over the past few months.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
  


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