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Hi there, I just downloaded the linux kernel source code (2.6.7) and put the tar.bz2 on my USB flash drive. Problem is, i can view the 15,000 odd files in ...
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    No files in tar.bz2 archive!


    Hi there,

    I just downloaded the linux kernel source code (2.6.7) and put the tar.bz2 on my USB flash drive. Problem is, i can view the 15,000 odd files in Windows (by WinRAR), but linux gives me 0 files. I tried copying the archive from my flash drive to my linux partition and unzipping it there, but it still shows 0 files in the archive. Any help would be appreciated.

    Zer0

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    how are you extracting it? using fileroller or command line or what?

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    i first tried extracting it through KDE (right-click -> Extract to), since my command line tar utility is messed up (it just hangs if i try tar x <filename>). After that didn't work, i tried viewing the files in the archive, which gave me a count of 0. 'Extract to' seemed to work without a hitch, except it extracted all the files that it found: 0. So i'm lost. I wish i could use the command line version (since Mandrake 10.0 doesn't support the 915G chipset, hence the horrible refresh rate on the default vesa), but i can't. Hope this helps.

    Thanks

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    Code:
    tar xvfj filename.tar.bz2
    try that
    -lakerdonald

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    thank you very much lakerdonald. I'll try that right now (after i reboot my computer and go into linux!)

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    and i'm back like a bad rash.
    i tried the tar xvfj option, albeit unsuccessfully. Here is the output:

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    [root@localhost void]# tar xvfj linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2
    bzip2: Compressed file ends unexpectedly;
    perhaps it is corrupted? *Possible* reason follows.
    bzip2: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    Input file = (stdin), output file = (stdout)

    It is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted.
    You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files.

    You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover
    data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    [root@localhost void]# bunzip2 -tvv linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2
    linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2:
    [1: huff+mtf file ends unexpectedly

    You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover
    data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

    [root@localhost void]# bzip2recover linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2
    bzip2recover 1.0.2: extracts blocks from damaged .bz2 files.
    bzip2recover: searching for block boundaries ...
    block 1 runs from 80 to 524288 (incomplete)
    bzip2recover: sorry, I couldn't find any block boundaries.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    File corruption seems strange, as the KDE list view shows that the bz2 archive is 33.5MB large, which seems right. My guess is that i have to get LinuxRAR, install that, and then try unarchiving with that utility.
    Actually, the problem is not the Linux kernel archive, becuase i have a number of other archives (mostly PCIe display/network drivers) on the same USB drive.

    Anyway, thanks for all your help.

    Zer0

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    why don't you just try redownloading the bzip2 file or getting it from a different source. that is the most likely reason, cos bzip2 is a UNIX format not a Windows one, so there shouldn't be any strange kernel incompatiblilty
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    I'll try both, redownloading (even on my pathetically slow 14KBps connection) the kernel source, and using LinuxRAR. Thanks.

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    why not just redownload bzip2????

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    Oh, do you mean redownload bzip2 the utility? i'll do that, yeah.

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