Combining the 5 solaris files...

By i_need_answers
Sep 20, 2005
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  1. Hi Im having some trouble combining all of the 5 parts of the Solaris installation ISO...Is there any program that will combine them? the Command Prompt on windows (xp home) isn't working well.... thanks alot
    I might try downloading the CD version if this doesnt work...
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,037   +222

    the first question is 'Should they be combined'?
    Unless they were created with that intent, you'll just muck'm all to heck.


    If you have access to a unix emulator like Cygwin , it's trivial:

    cat file1 >combined
    cat file2 >>combined
    ...
    cat fileN >>combined

    notice the >> for all but the first.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Where did you get these parts and in what format are they?
  4. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 144

    I got it off of the Sun website and the instructions were to combine them and microsoft doesn't recognize the format it was a zip file and when I unzipped it its in "file" format.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,037   +222

    I pray you're downloading the JVM, as almost anything else would be useless in Windows. Also assume you're access is dial-up and you're getting segments
    because of download times required.
  6. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 144

    actually It automatically has segments and wont let download the entire file :( You guys can forget this problem...I'll just download the CD's version :) thanks
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

  8. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 144

    :blush: I did I still couldn't get the command to work :-/ sorry ...but its ok I'm just gonna go ahead and get the other version.
  9. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Considering he's downloading Solaris, which is a Unix OS, I seriously hope he isn't downloading the JVM instead ;)

    As for concatenating the files in windows, here's what copy /? has to say
    So to create the DVD image, you should type
    Sorry for the firstFile etc., but I couldn't find the filenames on sun's page and wasn't in the mood for registering (or remembering)...

    (Hmm, seems code /code doesn't work anymore :()
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