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

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Problem checking the installation Disk [on hold]

I'm trying to switch to Ubuntu from Windows 8. Before I install it though I select the check disk for errors option just to make sure I'm not going to ruin my computer. It says I have two errors, it ...
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How to create a iso from current installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on one of my laptops and now I want distribute that exact installation to a few of my friends. I tried making an iso with Gparted on a live session but it makes a 500 GB ...
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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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How to create an .iso image from a windows dvd that i can then put on a flash-drive [duplicate]

Here is what I have: a Windows 7 AIO DVD that is already bootable no CD rom a flash drive empty DVDs I only get computers with cd-roms a few times a week. Here is what I want to do: make a ...
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DVD writer isn't detected on 14.04

I was ready to put Opensuse.iso in my empty dvd when i went to files and check if it detected the device. it didnt. I went to Disks and it said it had no media. How can I make my DVD appear on the ...
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How do I install Windows 7 from an iso file on a separate partition from Ubuntu?

I have already installed Ubuntu on my computer's hard drive. But I want to create a second partition that runs Windows 7. My computer cannot read DVD's (it's that old) so I have the Windows 7 iso file ...
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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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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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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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Error found in 1 file?

I recently downloaded Lubuntu 14.04 64bit standard PC disc image ISO version. I tried to burn this image using xfburn to cd and dvd, but when i check the disc for defects in the lubuntu boot main ...
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Ripping DVD to iso - Accurately

I have been using Brasero to rip my DVD collection to .iso. However, I've discovered some errors in some of the DVDs through playback e.g. VLC player would just stop playing the iso file when a bad ...
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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 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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How to burn a .iso to a USB device?

I want to burn a Windows ISO to a USB device in Ubuntu. How do I do this? I know how to burn a Ubuntu ISO into a USB device, but with a Windows ISO it's not the same.
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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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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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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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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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How can I download Windows 7 DVD installers from Ubuntu?

I have rights for a free license of Windows 7, given by my University, and I need it now. According to Microsoft's instructions, to download the Windows DVD image I must: download a Secure Download ...
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Any way to manually make a bootable USB from ISO?

I've been using Unetbootin but it occasionally fails to create a bootable usb the way I need it to, especially with the newer versions. Is there a way I could extract the iso myself?
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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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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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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 mount Daemon Tool's .mdx file?

How to mount a Windows' Daemon Tool's .mdx file in Ubuntu? The scenario is you don't have Windows and want to access the files in .mdx image on Ubuntu.
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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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How can I avoid 'Installation Failed' error when creating a Start Up Disk?

I want to create a Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD. So I open Startup Disk Creator in the Ubuntu Dash. I go through all of the settings, and then click 'Make Startup Disk'. Almost immediately I get a window ...
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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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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 verify that the ISO I downloaded is bootable before I burn it?

How can I check to make sure that the iso I downloaded is bootable, before I burn it?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make an Ubuntu live USB stick in Fedora?

I have Fedora installed on my desktop and I want to make a live USB stick with Ubuntu to install it on a laptop. What's the easiest way to do it?
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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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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 Windows 7 inside Virtualbox of Ubuntu?

I have already dual systems : Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my laptop. The Windows 7 had been installed when I bought this laptop, and I don't have a CD. I just installed VitrualBox under Ubuntu, ...
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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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Wubi downloads ISO even though it's already there

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Windows 8. My system does not have the SecureBoot and UEFI option. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO from the website. It contains wubi.exe, but when I run Wubi it ...