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A few weeks ago I decided to upgrade my motherboard BIOS and downloaded a new from gigabyte.eu. The file was a .exe file and I dont have a win system, ...
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    [SOLVED] unzip exe files


    A few weeks ago I decided to upgrade my motherboard BIOS and downloaded a new from gigabyte.eu. The file was a .exe file and I dont have a win system, so I sent a question so the support at gigabyte and asked why they did not use zip insted. They answerd that the file was a self extracting zip so it would not be any problem to just unzip it. So i tried to unzip but it dident work. So can anyone tell me if its possible to unzip this exe file?

    http://europe.giga-byte.com/FileList...90x-ds4_f6.exe

    (I got a zip from the support but they still say that the exe is possible to unzip under linux. But I just want to make clear that it IS possible)

    Viewed a few exe files with file and the output was:

    C51X.EXE: MS-DOS executable, MZ for MS-DOS, PKLITE compressed, ZIP self-extracting archive
    Textdokument.exe: MS-DOS executable PE for MS Windows (GUI) Intel 80386 32-bit
    alla.tar.bz2: bzip2 compressed data, block size = 900k
    hejsan.zip: Zip archive data, at least v1.0 to extract
    ma79xds4f6.zip: Zip archive data, at least v2.0 to extract
    motherboard_bios_ga-ma790x-ds4_f6.exe: MS-DOS executable PE for MS Windows (GUI) Intel 80386 32-bit
    unz552x3.exe: MS-DOS executable, MZ for MS-DOS, ZIP self-extracting archive


    I was not able to extract the files with "MS-DOS executable PE for MS Windows (GUI)"

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    You can use the unzip utility in linux. Not sure whether most distros have it preinstalled or not, but they should have it in their repos.

    Should be as simple as
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    unzip /path/to/motherboard_bios_ga-ma790x-ds4_f6.exe
    unzip - Linux Command - Unix Command

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    Tried that!

    I have tried the unzip command with no success on "motherboard_bios_ga-ma790x-ds4_f6.exe" file.
    I can unpack all files I mention in erlier post exept those "MS-DOS executable PE for MS Windows (GUI) Intel 80386 32-bit".

    Can some one please just try to unpack http://europe.giga-byte.com/FileList...90x-ds4_f6.exe

    I belive that its not possible to unpack this file on a linux system!

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    I ran the strings command against that file and got

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    >WinRAR SFX module
    So, if it is a self extracting archive, it is RAR rather than zip.

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    I think you're right. As far as I can tell, this file is not simply a self-extracting zip file.

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    So, if it is a self extracting archive, it is RAR rather than zip.
    I was able to extract it with
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    reed ~/Documents  $ unrar e motherboard_bios_ga-ma790x-ds4_f6.exe
    UNRAR 3.80 freeware      Copyright (c) 1993-2008 Alexander Roshal
    
    
    Extracting from motherboard_bios_ga-ma790x-ds4_f6.exe
    
    Extracting  autoexec.bat                                              OK 
    Extracting  FLASHSPI.EXE                                              OK 
    Extracting  MA79XDS4.F6                                               OK 
    All OK

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    Thanks

    Well .... problem solved!
    Now I just have to get back to the support personal at gigabyte and tell them "how to"

    Thanks!!

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