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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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MD5 checksum not matching

I just downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso from the official website and ran a MD5 checksum d2b966f36e76486ff4c83fb085557f97 which doesn't match any of the MD5 checksums listed at ...
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ISO to MKV batch conversion for dummies

I've tried finding a solution to my problem - unfortunately without luck. I've just installed Plex Media Server and are loving in! However, it can't play the 100 ISO-files with my DVD-movies that I ...
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How to install Ubuntu image form boot able Usb on other machine?

I created iso image of my Ubuntu 12.04 with Remastersys. now I want to install this iso image on other PC. I used yumi to make my usb bootable but this iso doesn't install on other PC. is there any ...
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Install Lubuntu 12.04 from ISO stored within current installation

I have an older PC running Lubuntu 14.04 and it's pretty messed up. There's no background, all the icons are broken, I'm surprised it's still even booting. This is an issue that cropped up when I ...
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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 change a .cdr file to a .iso file

Hi I'm trying to convert a cdr to an iso. On OS X I would just use hdiutil but I'm new to Ubuntu so I'm not sure how to convert this. Thanks.
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How to make bootable usb from part iso files?

I am trying to make a bootable usb disk for a linux distro. The image files i downloaded is in parts like linux_dvd1of3.iso, linux_dvd2of3.iso, linux_dvd3of3.iso. I want to write these part iso files ...
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Disk image difficulties for old macbook

So I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a single boot on a pretty old macbook (circa late 2006). I downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and DD'd it to a flash drive, but my old macbook wouldn't ...
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Create Live ISO from installed Ubuntu with data for future install like SUPER OS [duplicate]

is there any way to backup as ISO of my current Ubuntu OS with all installed data like SUPER OS. Or, anyway to make like live ISO from my installed Ubuntu with apps, that i will installed it later ...