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

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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 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? [on hold]

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 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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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 fail - hdiutil convert issues unresolved [on hold]

I've tried several syntaxes, including the ones in the instructions here with zero success. NAMEZs-MacBook-Air:~ NAMEZ$ hdiutil convert /Users/NAMEZ/Downloads/ubuntu.iso -format UDRW ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to produce an ISO image of my current installed Ubuntu OS? [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 CD and be able to install it on an other laptop ? I tried ...
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How to update ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04.1 from iso file [duplicate]

I can't load the boot menu of my computer, but I can start my Ubuntu 11.10
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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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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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“burn as file or burn content” Which should I choose?

I've downloaded ubuntu 12.04 image file and then I want to burn to a CD but when I tried to write the disc i getting notication "burn as file or burn content". Which should I choose?
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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 ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server on HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8?

Which settings at the HP software are necessary to make a bootable Ubuntu-server on HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 with 1 hard disk drive 1 of 4 slots? I installed several times Ubuntu from a USB drive ...
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How to recover a usb which was made bootable using dd tool

I was trying to create a Kali installation suite on my 16 GB sandisk pendrive. I used the dd command and umount to mount the iso into my USB. After the installation is complete I formated my pendrive ...
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How do I install Ubuntu from USB in debian?

After looking through the Ubuntu instructions for creating a bootable USB I googled this and it seems like there's a plethora of different ways that one could do this. Here's what I've tried: ...
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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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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 do I burn a DVD ISO using the terminal?

I have a DVD ISO file and i want to burn through the terminal . We have many command formats but i am unable to choose the best & safe one . so please give me a best command to burn the ISO ...
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Difficulty trying to mount an ISO file “mount: you must specify the filesystem type”

I have an .iso file which I would like to mount. I have made a folder in /mnt/iso as a mount point. Now I try: sudo mount -o loop filename.iso /mnt/iso and the reply is: mount: you must specify ...
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Ubuntu with only CLI image… No more GUI [duplicate]

I'm looking for ubuntu image which has only cli. I want install it on my windows pc through VM Box. I don't like switching from GUI to CLI or changing grub files. Where I can get pure cli ubuntu os ...
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Boot Windows 7 iso from grub2

I want to do it because I want to install Windows 7 and my BIOS menu doesn't appear; it skips to grub2 menu at start, but that's another story... Is there a way to boot the Windows 7 installation iso ...
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Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 but i want to install windows so, i downloaded a windows iso but how to Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso
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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.10 using Source iso without losing data?

I've managed to get the iso of the newest Ubuntu 14.10 flashed on USB stick. I'm asking how can I upgrade the existing 14.04 LTS to 14.10 without losing any installed data or losing any configurations ...