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> splitting a file to save it on floppy disks, help on copying
jnj
post May 24 2006, 10:57 AM
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I need a file on a corrupted Windows installation, which is about 8 MB. The PC is so old it only has a floppy drive and a CD-ROM. So I thought I start a Linux from CD-ROM and copy the file to several floppys. Is that possible? Can someone tell me what to do?
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post May 25 2006, 01:42 AM
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tar cvzf backup.tar.gz /path/to/whatever
split -b 1440k backup.tar.gz backup-split

Is there any reason you don't use a live CD, and then sftp to transfer the backup.tar.gz?


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post May 27 2006, 01:15 PM
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Thank you very much!
I have already split the file as you showed me and I can copy the pieces to floppy disks. And I'm close to putting them together again. Is cat the right program for that?
You asked, why I don't sftp the backup.tar.gz - it's because the computer is not online.

I am really thankful for your help, because I'm a complete newbie to Linux!

Have a nice day
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post May 27 2006, 08:49 PM
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Good question! xD

This should work:

move all those files into one folder, and try the following:

tar xvzf *


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post May 29 2006, 11:46 AM
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Hi, thanks for your patience!
If I do as you told me (move all the split files into one directory and then tar xvzf *) I get an unexpected end of file from both gzip and tar. And tar quits.

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post May 29 2006, 09:08 PM
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If you used the split command then use the cat command to add the peices back togther.
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post May 31 2006, 06:52 AM
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that worked
thx a lot!
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