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Postby multivariable » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:29 am

I downloaded a 4.34GB movie torrent that's archived into umpteen-dozen 50MB .rar files, and when I tried to unpack it I discovered it's a single .iso file.

I'm using an old PC with a FAT32 file system, so I can't extract the .iso from the .rars due to the FAT32's 4GB file-size limit. :oops:

I don't want to convert the HDD to NTFS, so what I want to know is: does anyone know of a program with which I can mount the image for burning without unpacking it first?

Daemon Tools won't do it, neither will Alcohol 120%

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Postby IneptVagrant » Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:07 am

You won't be able to mount it w/o unpacking it.

You could resize your partition down about 10gig, then create a NTFS partition in that space, and extract to it.

Shrinking and growing a partition is relatively fast operation. It will require a reboot because your working on your OS partition.

Acronis, Cute Partition Manager, or a GParted LiveCD (the last two are free)
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Postby caldis » Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:24 am

http://www.winmount.com/

I have not tried it but the authors claim it mounts .rar files as a virtual drive.
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Postby multivariable » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:37 am

Thanks guys.

I had discovered WinMount after a spot of Googling, but the free version won't do large files, and I couldn't find a cracked version of the full thing :wink:

The machine dual-boots with XP and 98SE (stop laughing) which is why I didn't want to convert the drive to NTFS, but in the end I did pretty much as IneptVagrant suggested and created a small NTFS partition on a slave drive so no reboot was needed.


The movie sucked. :roll:
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Postby caldis » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:39 am

hehe :)
well another 2 1/2 hours wasted at the damn computer.
you got my sympathies

for all of those who are interested:

search on rapidsharelinks.info for winmount
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