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Old 11-29-2007, 11:46 AM   #16
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Cheers jong357! I've missed you lately... -the uif2iso.c file came inside the sources for all2iso from bebits.com -same link as mentioned above:

http://www.bebits.com/app/4065

I placed a copy of the original all2iso-o.2.zip file in the Resources directory for all2iso-0.2 on my site for reference.

I ought to be embarrased by the quick cleanup I did to the make.sh script in order to compile those. I didn't really clean up any of the source files even though there are some easy-to-fix non-fatal errors in them. I did alter one of the Makefiles in one of the subdirs and rewrote the makefile.sh so that everything could be compiled or cleaned up with a single command. I also used help2man to generate man-pages for most of the programs -but I didn't clean them up or anything. I'm kinda busy with other things right now, but I thought it would be good to do a quick cleanup of the archive and upload a working package for others to use.

I'd appreciate knowing if any of the programs work (or not) -for later when I can get back to doing a better fix-up of the sources.
 
Old 11-29-2007, 08:02 PM   #17
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I'd like to know as well. If I can find a uif image I'd test it. I was merely interested in adding to the wiki page I started about CD Image Conversion.

To me, running magicIso under wine isn't really an option. If it works, it works but it's nice to have a native option without going thru all that fuss.
 
Old 11-30-2007, 01:51 AM   #18
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So how about it cwwilson721? Can you do us a favor and test the little program to see if it works.
Or does someone have a link to some uif image that we can use for testing the functionality?
 
Old 11-30-2007, 04:02 AM   #19
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Quote:
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it works but it's nice to have a native option without going thru all that fuss.
http://www.poweriso.com/download.htm
 
Old 11-30-2007, 12:33 PM   #20
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Yea... That's cool I guess. It's still propritary/binary only I'm assuming. Thanks for the link tho. It's a propritary image format that has created this mess in the first place..

I'm still interested in the uif2iso file that you can compile yourself tho. I'll see if I can't create a uif under windows/magiciso and test some of this stuff out under linux.

Doesn't look like anyone wants to help us gnashley...

Last edited by jong357; 11-30-2007 at 12:35 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2007, 01:08 PM   #21
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I installed magiciso under windows and made a test image.
Code:
root@darkstar:~/Desktop# ./uif2iso test.uif test.iso
uif2iso v0.1.3 by Salvatore Santagati
Licensed under GPL v2 or later
Image is broken
This image is not CD IMAGE
Pretty sure it was the latest magiciso. New anyway.

Same for poweriso:
Code:
root@darkstar:~/Desktop# ./poweriso convert test.uif -o test.iso -ot iso
PowerISO   Copyright(C) 2004-2006 PowerISO Computing, Inc
            Type poweriso -? for help

test.uif: The file format is invalid or unsupported.
Moral of the story, don't get involved with proprietary formats under linux. leave that stuff for the Windows kiddies to play with since that is clearly what it was made for.

All I did under Windows was to drop a file in the box and "save as" test.uif. Either the newer magiciso versions have changed their output format or... Something. It clearly doesn't work from my expierence tho.

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Old 11-30-2007, 01:09 PM   #22
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Jong357, I found this bit of c++ code while surfing to try and find any sort of uif image to test with. I haven't checked it against the code for uif2iso to see if it even is supposed to do the same thing:

http://www.cplusplus.happycodings.co...ms/code31.html
 
Old 11-30-2007, 01:29 PM   #23
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Here, I'm running late for work as usual but I uploaded a test.uif image to my file server. It just has a test.txt file in it. MagicISO version is 5.4 used to create the image.

http://jaguarlinux.com/pub/sandbox/test.uif

I'll mess around some more when I get home tonite.
 
Old 11-30-2007, 03:37 PM   #24
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Just had a try and get the same error as you with poweriso. I'm gonna read up a bit and see if I can create a working one.

*Edit: uif2iso also has problems. So far only MagicISO will open it. I guess they have changed the format at some point.

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Old 11-30-2007, 06:44 PM   #25
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Yea. That's the problem with all these competing windows software companies. They do a 190* from the term "standardized". They can't even seem to maintain a stable format. Blindwrite, Alcohol... All of them keep changing their format. Quite ridiculous actually.

So again, to anyone reading... Please use standard ISO9660 filesytem images please. Don't use rar archives on Linux either... It's awfull damn annoying even tho unrar is free it's not common place. I downloaded a free linux prog from bittorrent and they rared a zipped tarball... Morons... That's about the same as using a .uif under linux IMO..

Blood sugar is a little low. Sorry.. :-)

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Old 12-01-2007, 12:55 AM   #26
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Yeah, I tried converting your test image with uif2iso and it gave an error about unrecognized format (not a CD image).
As I was surfing around looking for images I found lots of references to the use of uif images being common for distributing 'warez' or illegal copies of proprietary software.
 
Old 12-01-2007, 02:30 AM   #27
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Quote:
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Yeah, I tried converting your test image with uif2iso and it gave an error about unrecognized format (not a CD image).
As I was surfing around looking for images I found lots of references to the use of uif images being common for distributing 'warez' or illegal copies of proprietary software.
Just because you can password protect it.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 02:07 PM   #28
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Downloaded MagicIso and installed it with Wine (no issue).
But lauching it will only print this error message :
Quote:
MagicDisk doesn't detect driver(mcdbus), Please re-install MagicDisc to re-install MagicDisc Virtual CD/DVD-Rom
As about Poweriso, it does not recognize uif files :
$ ./poweriso -r /[path_to_file].uif
Code:
PowerISO   Copyright(C) 2004-2006 PowerISO Computing, Inc
            Type poweriso -? for help

Unrecognized parameter: /[path_to_file].uif
Pliz does someone knows more about that?
 
Old 12-02-2007, 05:06 PM   #29
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If you read up you will see that PowerISO has problems with uif even if it can find it ok (which it isn't judging by your error.)

As for the MagicISO error, I don't know, it installed and works fine here with Wine 0.9.47.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 04:31 PM   #30
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all2iso poweriso miso

It seems that:
- all2iso is in a very premature state concerning uif2iso.c and does not work on any file.
- poweriso is not really working too (same output message).

- wine Setup_MagisISO.exe and
wine ~/.wine/c/Program\ Files/MagicISO/miso.exe foo.iso -conv iso foo.uif
works in my tested cases.
 
  


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