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Old 07-16-2001

Usually when I have downloaded the various different types of Linux OS's such as Corel, Redhat, and SuSE they come in the form of a iso file for easily creating a CD-Rom.
I recently d/l the Solaris 8 intel version. It was d/l'ed in the .zip format. When I unzipped the file it ended up as sol-8-4_01-install-fcs-bin-ia-ml
As you can see it has no file extension. How do I take this file: sol-8-4_01-install-fcs-bin-ia-ml and turn it into a iso file for CD-Rom disk?

Thanks again to all.

I am asking a lot of questions, but I am learning.
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Old 07-17-2001
You simply burn a CD in ISO format and add the file you have to the burn (or as the whole burn). I think your question was not now to burn the file to CD, but how to turn the file into something you can install from, right?

If so, that is in the original docs at

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Old 07-27-2001
It should already be an IS0 image. Sun likes to change up the
extensions on files. I'll d/l a Linux RPM file and it will end up being
file_name.rpm.bin. I just rename it to file_name.rpm
You could just try renaming it file_name.iso
I downloaded Solaris 8 and burned it onto CD's (3 cd's)
and I believe this is what I did. Its been a while.

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