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I just downloaded the gentoo stage2-pentium4-2004.3.tar.bz2 via bittorrent while using my XP system. How do I unzip and unarchive this thing in in XP. I tried using WinRar and Winzip ...
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    unzip .tar.bz2 in Windows?


    I just downloaded the gentoo stage2-pentium4-2004.3.tar.bz2 via bittorrent while using my XP system. How do I unzip and unarchive this thing in in XP. I tried using WinRar and Winzip and can't get it to work. Or is there something else I can do.

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    Try using 7-zip from http://7-zip.org. They have a Windows client, and I KNOW it can do this.

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    whats the point of unziping this in windows???
    \"Meditative mind\'s is like a vast ocean... whatever strikes the surface, the bottom stays calm\" - Dalai Lama
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    Or try WinRAR.

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    Re: unzip .tar.bz2 in Windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by meezike
    I tried using WinRar
    \"Meditative mind\'s is like a vast ocean... whatever strikes the surface, the bottom stays calm\" - Dalai Lama
    \"Competition ultimatly comes down to one thing... a loser and a winner.\" - Ugo Deschamps

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    Oh,
    I guess there was a plugin or something, cos I'm sure i had WinRAR working with bzip2 files
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    Reason for unzipping in windows 'cause I want to create the disk using Nero so I can intall gentoo on this computer. Never done it using .tar.bz2 though. I've always just downloaded the iso images and burned them that way to install. Installed Suse on this computer in this way. But gentoo for pentium 4 seems only to be available through bittorrent. Unless creating a bootable disk in this way with this type of file on Windows is impossible...then I will try something else.

    ...this leads me to another question. How Do I create the bootable disk using .tar.bz2?

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    well you just use the i686/x86 iso image for a gentoo pentium 4 install, and then optimize it through your make.conf file and kernel config.
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    You have SuSe?
    why dont you unzip in SuSe, port in into your transfer partition and burn in from windows (you could burn it from linux as well)
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    here's the tool you need
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