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immortaltechnique 10-09-2006 12:36 AM

Cant burn Solaris to CD in Red hat
:scratch: Hallo all? Well i just downloaded solaris from the Sun web site and it comes in a .zip format which when itried burning to i couldnt find the option "Write to CD". I figured out probably its because it wasnt in an ISO image form. So i unzipped it but then i encountered another problem:the file extension after unzipping is also unknown. How can i burn the zipped version to CD?

Lenard 10-09-2006 07:48 AM

Strange, it expands out to an ISO file for me..........

-rw-rw-r-- 1 lenard lenard 318283677 Oct 9 07:37


-rw-rw-r-- 1 lenard lenard 371589120 Jun 9 15:01 sol-10-u2-ga-x86-v1.iso

Do not forget to get the other four ISO images (all 5 are needed).

immortaltechnique 10-10-2006 03:18 AM

File formart
Thanks Lenard but here is the catch. The files i downloaded from the Sun site came in this formart:sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c (1).zip and after unzipping i got the following:sol-10-u2-ga-x86-dvd-iso-c .

Lenard 10-10-2006 06:32 AM

These need to be combined to create the one DVD ISO image, from the download page (it is easy to miss the way Sun links the page, actually have to scroll up);

For all other platforms, please download the files in the second table that says, "Solaris10 OS, x86 Platform." Do not download the Windows only files as they will only restore (decompress) on Windows machines. After downloading and unzipping the segments, reconstruct the full DVD image by using the appropriate command:
- UNIX systems: cat file1 file2 file3 file4 file5 > file.iso

operator10001 10-10-2006 07:07 PM

try using k3b or cdrecord or arson.

immortaltechnique 10-11-2006 12:55 AM

Will it work?
Even if i used the k3d for burning my software will it create an iso image to render it bootable?

Lenard 10-11-2006 07:44 AM

Please follow the directions from Sun (see posting #4 of this thread) to build your DVD ISO image, then you can use k3b to burn the image to a DVD, you might need the dvd+rw-tools rpm package installed for this to work.

FYI: an ISO image is an exact copy of the contents of the media, if the media source (what is used to make the image) is bootable then the ISO image when burned to media will also be bootable (if burned correctly).


reddazz 10-11-2006 10:57 AM

I'm sure I've seen this thread in another forum and you already got a solution. As others stated you need to join the files you unzipped into an iso using the "cat" command. After the iso is created burn it to disc using something like k3b. You would do

$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
By the way, please don't post in bold. It makes your posts unnecessarily difficult to read. Cheers.

pwc101 10-11-2006 11:01 AM

that's the other thread on this.

immortaltechnique 10-12-2006 05:17 AM

Thank you all
thanks it worked and ill keep posting for help

jmsvbit 01-05-2007 11:34 AM

cat 1, cat 2
To: Lenard
I tried that when I downloaded the ISO.s from Solaris. At first, my Fedora wouldn't
recognize the cat cmd., whether it was in the form of $ cat, cat, CAT, etc... Then, when
it did recognize cat, it said that access to the image files was denied. I changed the
permissions on the files, but now Fedora says it can't open the files, to execute. I tried
downloading the files to Windows, but it refuses to open files of a "generic software"?
I wish these distros would kiss and make up!

Lenard 01-05-2007 12:30 PM

reddazz posted the cat command to use (see post #8 in this thread). If you still have the five Solaris zip files you downloaded (hopefully), delete the extracted files and the file you attempted to create then try again. Sun site has the instructions on which files to download for Windows or for other operating system make sue you download the correct ones for the correct OS. The instructions explain exactly how to combine the unzipped images, no changing of permissions required, The resulting DVD image file (the .iso file) is bootable once burned to the DVD media.

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