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Re: Using UNRAR (create 1 iso from 19 archives)

On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 09:18:16AM -0700, Kelly Clowers wrote:
> On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 08:58, Felix Miata <mrmazda@ij.net> wrote:
> > On http://www.dvdboard.de/forum/showthread.php?t=121319 are links to 19 RAR
> > archives, plus md5, plus a .sfv file that contains a list of the 19 files
> > with what looks like checksums, that I downloaded. I am instructed there
> > only in German, which I do not read nor speak, to use Windoz to reconstruct a
> > service DVD required to fix my DVD recorder. Using 'unrar -l *.rar' I am told
> > 0 files (and only in volume 1). Using 'unrar -t *.rar' I am told
> > No files to extract. Using 'unrar -l pioneer_service.partNN.sfv' I am told
> > not RAR archive. Can anyone tell me how to extract an iso from these files
> > using Linux?

I believe there are 2 versions of unrar free and nonfree. the free ones
doesn't unrar all rar files, try and install the non free one

 apt-cache search rar | grep unrar
unrar-free - Unarchiver for .rar files
unrar - Unarchiver for .rar files (non-free version)

> sfv is simple file verification, and has nothing to do with rar per se.
> Normally the way to use a split rar like this is to do this:
> rar x pioneer_service.part01.rar
> This should extract any and all files from any number of archive parts.
> It is remotely possible that the files where split and need to be joined,
> although if that was the case the names would usually be something
> like "pioneer_service.rar.01". To join files on Linux simply do this:
> cat file1 file2 file3 > final_file_name
> But as I said, I do not think that is the case here. If rar does not work
> it is possible that one or more of the files you downloaded got corrupted,
> and may need to be re-downloaded. You can use md5sum to check the
> files manually, or install cksfv and use it with the sfv file.

> Cheers,
> Kelly Clowers

"We ought to make the pie higher."

	- George W. Bush
South Carolina Republican Debate

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