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

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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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copy dvd to iso: brasero and k3b reports success but fails

I started brasero and chose to copy the dvd to image file. Brasero reported success. Playing file in VLC, working flawlessly until unexpected exit at approx. 1 hour 28 mins 20 sec. No error message. ...
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Using mkisofs: ISO from Ubuntu Live extracted to folder and modified. How can I recreate it?

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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How do I create a bootable USB on Ubuntu from Hiren's Boot CD ISO for Windows?

Trying to create a Hiren's BootCD on a USB. Not needing anything else such as a dual boot of Ubuntu and Haren or Window's and Haren. All the programs that I can find to complete this either end up ...
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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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My computer cant read Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Precise Pangolin) from CD-ROM

I have an emachines E525 I had to put the ISO on a blank disk and set the boot up USB CD-ROM and it does not see the CD, I tried the ISO on virtual box and it will not load it. Failed to open the ...
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Wubi ignores .ISO file and downloads from beginning in Ubuntu 14.04

wubi.exe used to work fine with earlier versions of ubuntu, but there is some issue with wubi for 14.04. I used to install ubuntu along with Windows as an add/removable program. when both files ...
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Issue creating bootable USB using dd command

It's a while that I'm trying to create a bootable USB drive with a Windows on it. I first tried with Unebootin unsuccessfully, I reckon the reason is the fact that the last version doesn't support any ...
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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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Unable to mount ISO in write mode

I tried to mount my Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit image using the following command : sudo mount -o rw,loop /home/varun/Downloads/ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso /media/cdimage But I gets the following ...
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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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WinUSB Error 512, different from other 512 erros I have seen?

I'm trying to install a windows 7 iso on a usb so I can install it on one of the partitions on my hard drive. I saw a few different 512 errors on here but they had different messages. Any help would ...
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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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Can i create image of my current installed ubuntu so that i can install it on other machine? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 TLS. Is there a way to produce an ISO installable image of my current system so as I could burn the image on a flash drive and be able to install it on an other PC ? Please ...
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How to make a bootable ISO from a bootable DVD using the command line?

I need to create an image to be able to mount the install DVD inside virtualbox in order to boot and install Windows. Important: I need to do it using the command line. I tried with genisoimage as ...
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How can I create a bootable iso from an extracted Ubuntu 13.04 iso?

I have an extracted copy of Ubuntu 13.04 iso (live CD), but if I burn it directly it will not boot. Is there any way to create a bootable iso so that I can burn it to a DVD or USB flash drive? I ...
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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 to create ISO images?

Let's says that I have a Microsoft Office 2010 on a .zip file, then I extract it into a folder, and now I want to build a .iso file from the files inside this folder. How can I do that?
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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 merge 2 or more ISO files using GUI or CLI tools?

I downloaded Mac OS X 10.2 from here,in 7z archive and after I extracted it I got 2 ISO files and I cannot create a virtual machine with them,it gives me the error "FATAL.No bootable medium ...
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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 get Unetbootin to recognize mounted USB drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and every time I try to write an Ubuntu ISO image to a disk so I can install it, Unetbootin says /dev/sdb1 isn't mounted. But Ubuntu mounts the drive automatically when it's ...
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Install LVM on Ubuntu Server

I want to setup an Ubuntu server with LVM. I installed Ubuntu using ubuntu-12.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso because I believe that the "alternate" disc must be used to install with LVM. However it created ...
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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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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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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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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: ...
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install Ubuntu from iso on a Puppy Lucid Linux

I have an old machine with only a CD-rom and no USB boot so I can't use the current Ubuntu install. The machine is currently running Puppy Linux, but I'd like to switch to Ubuntu. Does anyone know ...
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Can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO?

Am I constrained to run Ubuntu LIVE ISO's only on a bootable USB? All other distros aside - can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO? To test this I expected I could ...
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How do I replace a file in an ISO file without needing root from the command line

I have an ISO file and I want to change the contents of one of the files in it from the command line. I know that I can use sudo mount -o loop <etc...> rsync -ra a b edit b/file mkisofs ...
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What is the fastest way of installing Ubuntu? (Can you install without a cd or dvd?)

Is it possible to install an iso file without burning it to a CD/DVD/USB and run it in some type of software instead? I am just curious if there is a faster way to install an iso file.
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Virt-Manager Problem with 14.04.1 ISO

I have recently completed an upgrade on my home server from Ubuntu 12.04 Server to 14.04 server version. I run a number of VMs using KVM and virt-manager. I also just upgraded virt-manager to 1.0.1. ...
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Cannot burn ubuntu 14.04.1 on Late 2006 iMac

I am having issues burning the .iso of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my late 2006 iMac running on Snow Leopard. I am attempting to burn this .iso using Disk Utility on a Memorex DVD-R that has 4.7 GB on it. ...
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Can't Install or Try Ubuntu (via DVD or USB)

Disclaimer: I'm extremely new to Linux. I've been searching google and askubuntu.com for four days trying to get this to work and I think I'm in over my head. I'm trying to install on Toshiba ...
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extracting iso images to hd

I have some ISO images and would like to extract them to a hard-disk. They are not OS images, I think they are music or audio books, I Don't know until they are extracted. Thanks
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Why dd is not a reliable command to write bootable .iso files to USB thumb drive?

As the answers here indicate Ubuntu .iso s are not expected to boot if copied with dd to a USB thumb drive. Now my question is why is so that some Linux distributions have the option to directly write ...
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Trying to use dd to write an iso to a usb stick to be used in Windows 7

I have a Win7/64 laptop without a DVD drive, and a copy of Office on a DVD I'd like to install. I figured I could use another machine running Xubuntu 14.04 to make an ISO of the disk, write that ISO ...
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Copy package to a specific directory with customized ISO

I have a customized Ubuntu ISO, where I have all my required packages being installed, from the /pool/extras/ directory. Now, I want to be able to copy one of the packages (.deb) from this ...
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Partitioning a usb

So what I'm trying to do is using gparted to create two partitions on my 32 GB USB stick. I want to create an Ubuntu ISO on the first partition and on the second I want to put some media files and ...