Other archiving options are:

        cpio (regular, bzip2-ed, or gzip-ed)
        pax XUSTAR
        ufsdump (level 0)

You can also use the directory (-d) approach.  Use any archiver/unarchiver,
and pass the directory containing the extracted archive to zoneadm install -d.

-Steve L.

On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 10:18:12PM -0400, Asif Iqbal wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 9:11 PM, Dan Price <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > On Fri 08 Aug 2008 at 07:35PM, Asif Iqbal wrote:
> >> [Fri Aug  8 19:29:08 EDT 2008]   Sanity Check: /flash doesn't look
> >> like a Solaris 8 image.
> >>
> >> I must be missing a step or a switch
> >
> > Yeah, you want to look in the 'flar' manpage for -f:
> >
> >     -f               (Used with split only.) Extract the archive
> >                      section   into  directory  called  archive,
> >                      rather than placing it in  a  file  of  the
> >                      same name as the section.
> 
> bash-3.00# flar split -d /flash -f engr.flar
> uncompress: stdin: corrupt input
> ERROR: Unable to process archive file //engr.flar.
> 
> Hehe .. I guess I will try by installing the patches on solaris 8 box
> as suggested by Steve Lawrence here and then create flash image again.
> 
> On a related note is it possible to create the image differently and then
> bring it over to solaris 10, short of using flar create ?
> 
> >
> > That should do the unpacking of "archive" for you.  Or you can just
> > run "file" on "archive" and see what it is, and unpack it by hand.
> >
> >        -dp
> >
> > --
> > Daniel Price - Solaris Kernel Engineering - [EMAIL PROTECTED] - 
> > blogs.sun.com/dp
> >
> 
> 
> 
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