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Solaris 9 Doesn't correctly recognize file on CD

Posted on 2004-09-16
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I downloaded an Oracle installation for Solaris, which is a cpio file, and burned it to disk.  It looks something like DiskSetup10g.cpio.

The most bizarre thing happens.  I put it in the Sparc's CD drive and the disk icon comes up but it's recognized a .exe file.  In fact, the entire file is renamed to soemthing like oraclede.exe.

This is so unreal!  What do you think the problem is?
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The problem is your CD burner sottware settings (did not set to support long file names) or the limitation of the burner software. (It depands on with CD burner software you are using). Once you burned the CD, there is no way you can read the original name of the file from the CD.

When you burn the CD, there is configurationmenu ( or should be) in the burning software
where you can choose "JOLIET" or "ISO9660",go with the ISO and it should be OK

If you still have your file in your Solaris boxes, you can remake your CD.

The safe way to backup your file, is to create a "tar" ball, and then gzip it. the Windows version of winzip, can read backup.tar.gz

You still can use the file, just copy it to a tmp dir and rename the file.


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