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Chris O'Halloran cmoman@g...
Tue Oct 3 10:36:36 NZDT 2006

Thanks for that. I'll copy the file, work out the md5sum, split it and
then reassemble and check the md5sum.

The split command appears to have some nice switch options.



On 03/10/06, Simon Green <simon@s...> wrote:
> On 03/10/06, Chris O'Halloran <cmoman@g...> wrote:
> > Hello,
> Hi fellow Committee member :-)
> > I have a disk image of about 8.4G that I took from a friends computer
> > about 18 months ago.  Since then the harddrive has been reformatted
> > and that data lost.
> >
> > I would like to send disk image via CD's to the UK where the disk
> > image can be reassembled. I imagine that might take about 12-13 CD's
> >
> > Would people be prepared to offer any hints on how to do that?
> For the cost of about 12CDs, you could write the whole file on one
> dual layer DVD, assuming you have a DVD/DL writer, and they can read
> the media.
> Failing that, the "split" program can split a file into suitable sizes
> (the -b option specifies the number of bytes per file). Once the file
> is split, simply copy each file onto a CD. At the other end, you can
> join the files together, e.g. "cat xaa xab xac > xxxx.dat"
> There is probably some nice gui way of doing it, but I don't know
> (maybe check gnome's file roller).
>   -- simon
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