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

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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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Windows Installation ISO via Grub2 Error?

I have Grub2 installed on a USB drive with multiple boot options and partitions. I have also ran out of primary partitions. My second partition is FAT32 and Grub2 lives there, it is also where also ...
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using 9.04 trying to install 16.04 [duplicate]

I have been trying to install 16.04 for two long days now. I need help. I dont really know what im doing since 9.04 is unsupported. I want to install 16.04 however I tried mounting the ISO and nothing ...
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Startup Disk Creator not recognizing selected ISO in 13.10

I recently downloaded the Lubuntu 12.04 LTS ISO for Power PC (I want to install it on an old iBook G4), but when I go to select the ISO in Startup Disk Creator, it just remains blank in the Source ...
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Boot Ubuntu 16.04 server ISO from grub

Am trying to get ubuntu-16.04-server-amd64.iso ISO file to boot from grub 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7 found in Ubuntu 14.04 server. menuentry "Ubuntu 16.04 Server AMD64" --class ubuntu { set ...
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Install Windows 10 on External HDD [closed]

I have a Windows 10 .iso and I want to install the OS on an external HDD. How can I do this? I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 if it helps.
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How do I create a customized CD that doesn't display any installation screens?

I would like to create customized Ubuntu installation CD. Here is what I want a customized Ubuntu Installation CD to do: Do not display any Installation Screens of Ubuntu. Manually, set default ...
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I can't mount Ubuntu on Windows [duplicate]

I downloaded the Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 LTS (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) but I can't get the image to run. I'm using Windows 10. I right clicked on the image and select "Mount" but there is ...
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How to create an iso image from vdi file?

I have a .vdi file of openSUSE-13 in my host system Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Can I create a .iso image of openSUSE for installation, which contains all the applications in my vdi file? The .vdi file is ...
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Making a bootable 12.04 Ubuntu Image on a flash drive

Downloaded ubuntu-12.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads. Downloaded Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.3.exe from ...
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Which Version ( ISO ) to Install with VMware Fusion?

Apologies if this question has already been asked. I'm looking to install Ubuntu from ISO to be used with VMware Fusion. I'm using a Mac Pro with El Capitan as my base OS. My main goal with Ubuntu ...
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How to run the GParted Live CD image?

I downloaded the gparted-live-0.26.0-2-i686.iso from the Live CD page and added to my VM: A double click on the CD icon on the Desktop only opens the image folder. The option "Open With Run ...
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Convert Windows application CD to bootable USB in Ubuntu

I have a Windows application* DVD - this DVD can be be used to install the application on a system with Windows as the OS. However, my Windows system does not have an optical drive and I am looking to ...
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failure to install lubuntu16.04 on toshiba-nb250

I have tried to install with both usb and DVD that I had burned iso to. I keep getting message "graphics initialization failed Error setting up gfxboot" I had previously erased all on drive to get a ...
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Building a Custom XFCE based Ubuntu Mini Remix distribution (14.04) on Ubuntu 14.04

I am building an Ubuntu Mini Remix Live CD (14.04) based on XFCE, and I am using Ubuntu 14.04 for this purpose. Now, what I am looking to get on the final iso is: XFCE desktop with custom (icon, ...
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problem installing ubuntu from LiveDVD: “Could not find a medium with live file system”

I've been trying for the past 3 days and am infuriated at all those failures. This makes 8 DVDs I've burned using a variety of methods, including those from the official Ubuntu page and nothing works. ...
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How to burn an existing recovery partition to iso?

I'm using a laptop with a factory recovery partition. I'd like to scrap it, but I don't know if I might need it, so I'd prefer to create an ISO(s) from the partition if there's a good ...
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“isolinux.bin missing or corrupt” when trying to boot 16.04 from USB

I wiped my USB drive using GParted and then installed the Ubuntu 16.04 ISO to the drive using Disks (gnome-disks) by selecting the "Restore Partition Image..." option and then writing the ISO to the ...
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I get several “broken file” errors when creating my boot stick

While creating my boot stick I get 199 separate errors during the ISO extracting process that all say data error in (insert file name here) file is broken then it sticks on 99% of the ISO extraction ...
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What files shown on Burned ISO Disk

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 onto a Gateway 7310X computer. It does not want to seem to boot from the DVD Drive. Curious though, if I put the Gateway Windows system recovery disk in the drive, ...
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Is it possible to upgrade using an ISO file directly? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell Inspiron 3542. I have an ISO image of Ubuntu 16.04 on my computer desktop. Can I upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 without burning the ISO to a CD or USB? Or without making a ...
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Is the 16.04 iso file corrupt? 4/28/16 its not working for me

4/27/16 and 4/28/16 I've downloaded 16.04 Iso direct and by torrent. I wrote it to usb using Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.4 which I have used countless times to write USB ISO files for trying out ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 off an External Drive

I made an external drive that can dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16, along with being able to boot live ISOs. This will be attempted using both graphic interfaces and command lines. Objectives: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 “[Errno 5] Input/output error” during Installation

I have been trying to install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit version) on my desktop PC from a USB memory stick, but I'm experiencing a problem. Each time I attempt an install I received an ...
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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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Ubuntu ISO just for VM? [duplicate]

Is there an Ubuntu ISO used for virtual machines imaged in vmware or is there one ISO for both physical and virtual?
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How do I make a custom Ubuntu ISO for fully offline installations? [duplicate]

I am based in India and we don't have reliable Internet everywhere. I would like to build an Ubuntu installer ISO with the following features: All proprietary drivers should be available offline At ...
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Grub2 Alternative [duplicate]

Is there any other bootloaders that work well for Windows 10, Ubuntu, and live ISOs? I don't have a problem with grub2, just interested in other options.
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verifiying ubuntu iso with repository gpg-keys

I want to verify that a downloaded ISO is not being poisoned by the NSA or any other immoral agent. To do this I would very much use a signing-checking way. I am aware of VerifyIsoHowto. Still I am ...
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Creating A Bootable Partition On USB Drive

Hi have a USB drive with data already on it. Its 64Gb so unfortunately, Im not able to move/ transfer it easily. Is there a way to make a new partition on the USB disk and make that new partition, ...
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Convert bootable USB stick to ISO file

I am trying to get an ISO file from a bootable USB memory stick. The device name for the stick is dev/sdf1. In this answer: Convert bootable USB to ISO file , dd was suggested for copying. So I did: ...
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Installing Ubuntu on VMWare

I downloaded VMWare Virtual Player and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on the virtual machine. I downloaded a zip file that compresses the OS. I unzipped it and compressed it again to iso file. When I ...
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stuck in grub rescue on ubuntu 15.10

My problem started after running "delete MBR" from tesdisk at terminal, then rebooting and all I get black screen with: "error Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>" I've tried some tutorials kind of ...
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When is the 16.04 LTS .iso file available? [duplicate]

When is the 16.04 .iso file available? I mean the official .iso. I prefer torrent. Cant see any information on the page? Only 14.04 LTS :(
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Using apt-get from ISO on vmware

I'm trying to install VLAN using apt-get but I get this error: E: Unable to locate package vlan I'm not connected to the Internet at the moment as I need to tag my Ubuntu server to the VLAN first. ...
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How to customize Ubuntu using squashfs

How can I customize Ubuntu using squashfs? I want to customize the Ubuntu ISO and create a new ISO. Are there any detailed instructions or a wiki?
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How do I make an Ubuntu based LINUX Distro? [duplicate]

I want to make an Ubuntu based LINUX distro. I want it to have a different desktop, different icons, different theme, some different software, and many other changes. How can I do this? I've tried ...
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How to boot from non-Ubuntu live ISO images like Fedora or CentOS?

I found that it can be done with loopback as follows menuentry "Lucid ISO" { loopback loop (hd0,1)/boot/iso/ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper ...
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Can't convert iso to img on mac

I followed the instructions here and I got a dmg instead. This is what I entered: cd Desktop hdiutil convert ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso -format UDRW -o ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.img Then it ...
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Issues with Ubuntu non-ISO-Hybrid iso images

When I try to install Ubuntu from a USB drive after I added the latest ubuntu 15.10 iso image to the USB drive using Pendrivelinux I am getting this error: mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on ...
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Can't install WinUSB on Ubuntu 15.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my old computer. I'm now trying to create a windows usb stick to install on a new computer I'm building. When I add the repository sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Where in the server install does it mount /cdrom?

If I try to boot the server installer iso as a CD - whether burnt directly to a CD, mounted in a virtual machine like an optical drive, or expanded onto a USB/SD - it works great. If I try to grub ...
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Unable to find a medium containing a live file system with boot from iso

Unable to find a medium containing a live file system: reset/press Shift/c (command line) grub> insmod iso9660 grub> loopback l (hd0,6)/lubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso grub> set root=(l) ...
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Secure ISO verification?

How can I securely verify the ISO? I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS from http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/. The download, the MD5/SHA1/SHA256 sums and PGP signatures are given over HTTP (insecure), I ...
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Completely automated custom server installation with no internet - What are my options?

I need to perform various things on my custom ISO server installation during the first boot. It needs to be completely hands and internet free. What are my options here? I see the pre and post ...
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xubuntu 16.04 beta 2 upgrade from iso

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Beta2/Xubuntu says "Upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04 works when you use the ISO to upgrade from". I tried several avenues, but every time things would be a fresh ...
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Ubuntu Server - Available options for various post installation customization?

I've created an Ubuntu Server ISO with a set of custom packages I want installed during the installation process. I alos have a preseed and kickstart file working. This took me a while but I have it ...
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How can I convert an .img file to .iso?

I have a file.img file that I want to convert to file.iso. The tool ccd2iso does not seem to work for this task: Unrecognized sector mode (0) at sector 0! I ensured that the img file is not ...
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Where can I find the Xenial source, and instructions on building it into an ISO? (custom install CD for Ubuntu 16.04) [duplicate]

I followed LiveCDCustomization and managed to build a distro: However it only boots with VirtualBox, and this guide is hopelessly out of date. Searching around the net, I found this handy tutorial on ...
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How to create an .img file from .iso on Ubuntu?

I would like to create an .img file containing Ubuntu 13.10. I know how to get the .iso, but instructions for how to 'convert' it to .img I only found under Mac (see, for example, here) -- however, I ...