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Old 04-09-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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How do I extract files from .daa files under linux?


Hello I downloaded a CD image and it was stored in a .daa file how do I extract this to get the .iso inside it???
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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poweriso for linux:
http://www.poweriso.com/download.htm
i usually convert .daa to .iso... .iso i can mount using "mount" command or burn it.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:38 PM   #3
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ok I downloaded the power iso .tar.gz file

now how do I install the program??

I tried doing tar -zxvf poweriso-1.1.tar.gz

after I did that an executable file called poweriso was extracted.

I tried clicking on it but nothing happened.

What do I do to install this program???
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:47 PM   #4
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its a command line utility.
you use it from terminal/console.
as far as i know this is as good as it gets for .daa at this time.
so run it like "poweriso -?" to see the usage.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:06 PM   #5
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Ok can you tell me step by step how you got the program to work?

this is what I did:

I downloaded the tar.gz file to my home folder

then I extracted it

the poweriso executable file was extracted


then I opened up a console and did the following:

Code:
owner@linux:~> poweriso -?
bash: poweriso: command not found
owner@linux:~>

and it didnt work.

by the way the distro that I am using is SUSE 10.2
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:09 PM   #6
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Well never mind

ok I got the program to work.

now my question is how do I extract the iso that is located inside the .daa file?
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:14 PM   #7
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:25 PM   #8
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Well never mind

ok I got the program to work.

now my question is how do I extract the iso that is located inside the .daa file?
under linux you can take advantage of the fact that .iso contains a complete filesystem, since in linux you dont mount devices but rather filesystems this works out quite nicely.
here is an example of how you could mount an .iso (do everything as root):
create a mount point:
mkdir /mnt/iso
mount the file:
mount -o loop /path/image.iso /mnt/iso

then you can cd into the /mnt/iso and all files will be in front of you. you can copy them anywhere you want.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 10:37 PM   #9
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thank you very much,

I managed to convert the .daa file into an .iso without any problems.

There is nothing like the linux community to turn to whenever you need help (this is exactly like Microsoft which charges $59 a question).

 
  


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