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    Default File splitter for Suse?

    When I finally got 11.1 RC1 installed last night, I changed the default boot to Windows, as it had been in my old 11.0 setup. That nearly hosed my box. I was stuck with "cannot boot from local drive no operating system detected". I tried using the rescue, but that didn't fix it, and I couldn't even get any of my 3 or 4 Live CDs to load properly. Happily, I was able to reinstall 11.0 and all is OK at present. I am in the process of copying everything important off my Windows partitions to an external drive. That drive, however, is FAT32 for optimal ease of use with Linux (I bought it a while ago), and several of the files I want to copy over are ISOs well in excess of FAT32's size limit. What is a good app to use for splitting them into say 4 parts to make sure that the parts can then be copied to the FAT32 external drive?
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    Default Re: File splitter for Suse?

    Code:
    split --bytes=1G bigfile
    # chunks are named xaa, xab, etc
    cat xa? > newbigfile

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    Default Re: File splitter for Suse?

    maxqnz schreef:

    > What is a good
    > app to use for splitting them into say 4 parts to make sure that the
    > parts can then be copied to the FAT32 external drive?


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    Default Re: File splitter for Suse?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    Code:
    split --bytes=1G bigfile
    # chunks are named xaa, xab, etc
    cat xa? > newbigfile
    Thanks very much. Ken.
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