Re: how do I extract a 2.6 gigabyte .tar.gz file ?
> Darxus writes:
> > Well, I remembered seeing something somewhere that let me find the inode
> > number of a file, and found it in ls's man page. Any chance I can use an
> > inode number to tell dd where to find it ?
> Isn't the file on a fat32 filesystem? Seems like this is the place for DOS
> filesystem tools.
Aha!!! I'll bet John is right - mtools should not go through the VFS layer,
and should be able to read a file this size. It's too bad we don't have an
Aha again! We do. Ok, here's what you need to do:
* Get and install mtools.deb
* Edit /etc/mtools.conf, set it up so it can access your dos partition, as
say, drive c: (follow the comments, looks easy).
* mtype c:/huge.tar.gz | tar ....
I think this'll work.
see shy jo