Questions about how to use/mount/burn/create ISO images.

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Using and installing from DVDs

I downloaded the newest Ubuntu iso-file and burned it on a DVD as described here: How to Burn an ISO. In my bios I changed the boot order with CD/DVD on the first place. Afterwards, my machine made ...
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How do I install _“64-bit Power PC Ubuntu 14.04 ”Trusty Tahr“ Minimal CD” on my MeeGoPad Stick T01 64-bit?

The MeeGoPad Stick came with Windows 8.1 and Android that I also would like to remove and run Ubuntu only. I cant find a way to mount the mini.iso file to a bootable usb. I am using Rufus 2.1.649 and ...
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UNetBootin and Partition Wizard

I'm trying to burn ISO to my 4GB Usb drive because i set boot partition as active I can't find this option in GParted. I have set in BIOS to boot up from usb but it says No Operating System Found when ...
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add flash player to custom ISO [duplicate]

How to create a custom iso ubuntu with the flash player plugin in it ?
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Error when trying to install Ubuntu using Wubi on windows 7 64 bit [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu using Wubi on Windows 7 64-bit I get an error message reading: Cannot install metalink and therefore iso I don't know what this means I'm fairly new to all this.
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How to uncompress vmlinuz

I have extracted a 14.04 iso file. How would I decompress vmlinuz and then compress it back?
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Ubuntu ISO creation from running OS [duplicate]

Im just curious but is it possible to build a bootable iso of my running 14.04 OS? Like if I could create an iso that upon running again would reinstall? I have to redo my system but I have so many ...
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Where to find Ubuntu downloads for installing on a laptop with a formatted hard disk? [duplicate]

My Sony Vaio HDD has been formatted and I want Ubuntu on it--can it be done? And how--I can't even seem to find Linux for laptop OS downloads.
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How to install from two .ISO images? [duplicate]

I mount the first one, run the Setup (it's a Windows program), and when it asks for DISC 2, I try to unmount the ISO, but it says it can't be unmounted because it's busy, which is obvious. In Windows, ...
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Windows Installation on linux pc from .iso? [duplicate]

I have had Ubuntu installed on my laptop now for a while, I have also been switching distros. Now that I want to install windows back again I am having a problem: I have tried making a bootable ...
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Any idea why ubuntu-14.04.2-server-amd64.iso can not be mounted?

I tried to set up an Ubuntu 14.04.02 amd64 virtual machine on a Citrix Xenserver host but it is not possible to proceed with the installation because the ISO can not be mounted. I tried diffferent ...
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Xubuntu 14.10; How to do an ISO Installation directly from an internal hard drive

My little brother's laptop is a terrible computer and is currently crapping out on its use of Windows 7. I don't have any USB drives or disks and I don't know how to make a LiveCD anyways. I just ...
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How to download Ubuntu without installing?

I have a very simple question, can I download Ubuntu without installing it? I want to put Ubuntu onto a 4 GB memory card and install on another laptop later as the other laptop is not protected.
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How to boot to Ubuntu ISO image on drive? [duplicate]

I can't boot to the Ubuntu 14.10 ISO I have on my drive (running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS btw). I added these lines to the bottom of /etc/grub.d/40_custom: menuentry 'ubuntu-iso' { set ...
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The latest LUBUNTU image will not fit on a CD. What files can be deleted to make it fit?

I am trying to get lubuntu on to an older dell laptop that will not boot from usb. The computer is only equipped with a cd drive. The CD image is 705 mb. Real cute. that makes it not a cd image as ...
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Generate Ubuntu .ISO with updates

is there an easy way to generate an updated Ubuntu live .iso file? I want to give it to some friends, they will use it for online banking. Acutally I just want to type one line and an updates .iso ...
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Ubuntu disk start error “Starting track if upstart is running in a container [fail]”

I made a custum ubuntu distro. when I try to boot from it I get the error "Starting track if upstart is running in a container [fail]" and the screen gets stuck on the start screen. What can be the ...
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How do I burn the Windows 10 ISO to a USB?

I did the dd method and it worked but I'm not sure that's all you have to do because it is Windows and may not have GRUB and I'm not sure so I'm asking the experts haha. WINUSB DID NOT WORK BECAUSE ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 from iso media

Trying to debootstrap ubuntu 14.04 from iso instead of archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu, but continuoulsy getting error like chroot: failed to run command ‘/bin/bash’. Firstly getting error that /proc is not ...
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How do I setup boot server on Ubuntu to install an OS via LAN from ISO?

Just need some tips or directions, found too much info on the net. Should I have specific packages installed? What changes to what files are needed? I already have Apache2 server on the machine ...
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want a link for dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 ubuntu

i am having a dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 laptop with ubuntu. But i have a problem with it so i want to re-install unbuntu in it. Can any one provide a link to download os iso image. dell ...
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Download page won't offer me the iso file for mac

The download page won't offer me the iso file for mac option, so when I try to install ubuntu, my mac doesn't recognise the file.
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How to open or mount unopenable or unmountable ISO

I downloaded two .iso files, but couldn't open them with Ark. So I installed 7zip using wine (software called wine, not the actual wine). And was able to open and extract one of them, but still unable ...
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I want to install Unbuntu on another laptop using a flash drive and a Mac

I have a macbook running 10.6.8. I want to get Unbuntu onto my 32 gig flash drive and then install it onto another laptop. I can only do it with a flash drive because the laptop's disc drive is ...
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iso image or copys of folders

The iso download to the download folder and burned to the dvd but I can't tell if it's an image or a bunch of files the motherboard can't seem to read, to bootup. Can I install the iso thru a usb ...
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ubuntu download to bootable dvd

Bootable Ubuntu disk when i open to see the content of the iso burned to the dvd, I see the folders and subfolder files. I have an old linux fedora boot up disk from 2006 which gives me a boot up ...
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Can I create a USB stick that has a permanent Ubuntu install with other bootable ISOs?

Essentially I have a 32GB USB stick, and what I want to create (in an ideal world) is a stick that will contain : A permanent install of Ubuntu (not the 'Try Ubuntu', as I want to save drivers, ...
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Creating windows 8 bootable usb stick under linux with Winusb (saucy) changes my iso file hashes - is it normal, bug or harmfull behavior?

There is a lot of questions about creation of windows 8 usb stick in linux environment. And a lot of answers pointing to Winusb(saucy) as an app that can do it. I installed it too, using this method: ...
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Using mkisofs: ISO from Ubuntu Live extracted to folder and modified. How can I recreate it? [duplicate]

I have uncompressed the .ISO file of Ubuntu Live .14.04.1 LTS to a folder: $ ls /media/Ubuntu/ boot dists isolinux pics preseed ubuntu casper install md5sum.txt pool ...
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GRUB cannot find the ISO image on the hard-disk?

I have an old computer with Kubuntu version 10.10. I want to install the latest version and followed the instruction according the post Install Ubuntu from ISO image directly from hard disk of a ...
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growisofs with file of specific extensions

Could any guru help me construct a command line that would let me add just (say) *.jpg files to a growisofs command. It will need to recurse the folder structure and only add those .jpg files to the ...
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How to create iso from installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Vmware? [duplicate]

I want to create an Ubuntu 14.04 iso with is all installed packages and software. Ubuntu is installed on Vmware workstation. I want to be able to install this iso on new systems.
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Setting up basic chroot environment from a fedora ISO image in Ubuntu

From a tutorial in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DebootstrapChroot at TLDR section i was able to set up a chroot environment for 32 bit Ubuntu ISO image under 64 bit Ubuntu. Now i neet to do the ...
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Proper Linux filesystem from Ubuntu ISO file

It is known that one can install a Ubuntu iso file on a usb or hard drive, which itself yields the proper Linux filesystem which consists of folders: bin/ boot/ dev/ etc/ home/ lib/ media/ mnt/ opt/ ...
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How to boot the ISO Ubuntu from DVD?

I have burned the ISO file of Ubuntu to a DVD. But when I tried to install the OS on restarting the computer, the PC just boots into my normal OS and not the DVD. So how do I get it to boot into my ...
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14.04.1 server install without internet access

This question has been asked twice before on this forum, 6 months ago and 1 year ago, no solution was given. My problem is the same. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso and used unetbootin ...
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Converting back to Mac OSX [closed]

My friend recently took my early 2007 MacBook and replaced OS X with Ubuntu. I need OS X back. I have the .iso for OS X Lion, now what? Please help, as my knowledge of computers is limited.
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How to compare a DVD to an ISO?

When I boot the (non-Ubuntu) DVD from the burned ISO, it starts to install, then gives a blank screen. Is it possible to compare the DVD to the ISO? Apparently, only if you compare an exact number ...
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How can I modify the Ubuntu-12.04 Server ISO to include non-default kernel and headers (lts-raring in my case)

I have an ISO which I am customizing via preseeding. I am able to customize it from the preseeding point of view but I want to do a little more. The ISO image I am using is the standard ...
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Is there any way to use ubuntu to convert an ISO to DMG?

I have an intel Imac (early 2006). I recently decided to install ubuntu on it as the sole OS as it was running 10.4.11 and was unable to meet my current needs. The optical drive on it is broken, so ...
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how to boot from linux mini iso to first hard drive

My Problem I'd like to know how to boot in to first hard drive when using a custom txt.cfg for isolinux while using the official minimal Iso from Ubuntu. I'm asking because VirtualBox has a bug and ...
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Can I get Ubuntu distro in .rar or .zip format? [closed]

Got the Ubuntu package, but it's an .iso. Am unable to make a DVD out of it; keep getting errors. Can I find it somewhere in a .rar or .zip file? I've poked around and it's not coming up. Dunno ...
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How to install .dmg file to ubuntu

I'm trying to install a .dmg file to ubuntu 14.04 I was trying to following eHow Link And a couple of other threads on askubuntu. The problem i'm facing are so : In the eHow they use something ...
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Make ISO as an offline software repository [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14.04.1 x64 installed and it is fully updated. Mean while what I have done is that I have created and backup ISO with all the files from the directory /var/cache/apt/archives. Beyond the ...
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Installing MS Office .DMG on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have been using a Mac for a long time now, and I am slowly transitioning into Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Lenovo, and I also have MS Office 2010 on a disk as a .DMG file that I ...
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default behavior of less on .iso files

I use ubuntu 14.04 and have the following problem. Searching this website doesn't turn up anything and neither does google. I work with some data files that have a suffix .iso. These are simple ...
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How to diagnose computer restarting when brasero or xfburn finish burning iso to cd?

My computer restarts suddenly when burning iso's (whatever the plural of iso is). I tried three different isos, just because I'm paranoid and was burning rootkit tools to check a windows machine, and ...
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Error when trying to mount an .iso file

I try to mount an .iso file. I use: sudo mkdir /media/fakecd sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop /path/to/your.iso /media/fakecd But I get this error message: can't find /media/fakecd in /etc/fstab ...
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ISO to IMG converting error

I'm having trouble converting, with the following output only a single input file can be specified. Anyone know where the issue is? NAMEZs-air:~ NAMEZ$ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ...
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Unpack ISO image, edit some files, repack an ISO so that it still boots

So I've used the live-build tools with some success. An ISO is generated, it loads in Virtualbox but fails to boot because the config file is looking for vmlinuz.lz but binary/casper contains: ...