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

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How to burn a Windows .iso to a USB device? [duplicate]

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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What is different about the Mac ISO image?

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/11.04/release/ At that location there is an ISO image which is described as "This image is adjusted to work properly on Mac systems." What specific problems on the ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox client from an ISO image?

I have the ISO image file (that is, *.iso) and I am trying to boot my VirtualBox installation with this image. Is it possible? I know how to mount my ISO image to my filesystem (on my host machine), ...
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How to create a bootable USB with multiple ISO images in it

What I want is to create a bootable pen drive that shows GRUB menu and I can select any of the several bootable systems from there to install/run. I have several ISO images that I want to install in ...
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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 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 through ...
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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 to edit ISO Images (Including Bootable ISOs)

I am looking for tools for Ubuntu that can be used to EDIT ISO Images. Including ISO images that are bootable like Ubuntu and Windows ISOs. Not only edit but save the edited ISO and can still boot ...
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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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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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Why is there 'amd' in the ubuntu iso filename?

If you download iso file with ubuntu you will get something like this: ubuntu-10.04.3-server-amd64.iso ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso Every part in the file name is pretty clean to me, except ...
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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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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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How do I burn multiple Ubuntu isos on one DVD?

I always find it a waste putting a 790MB Ubuntu iso on a 4GB DVD, and I was wondering how to put multiple operating systems on one DVD with a grub menu. I know it is possible, but I just don't know ...
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Convert bootable USB to ISO file

My laptop comes with a program called "Acer Recovery Management", which allows you to make a bootable recovery USB stick, from which you can boot to recover the computer to its original state. Now, ...
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What is the difference between the alternative and desktop cd images?

I would like to know what the difference is between these two versions of the same distro. ubuntu-10.10-alternate-i386.iso ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso I think that the alternative CD is ...
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How to boot from an .iso file in GRUB2? [duplicate]

Is there a way for doing this?
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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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Where to find the checksums of Ubuntu ISO images?

I just downloaded the ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso, and am having a hard time burning it, so I'd like to check that the file is intact, but I cannot find the md5sum of the file. Is there a URL or ...
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How to identify and replace broken files in a corrupted Ubuntu ISO?

So, this isn't exactly an issue running Ubuntu, but rather with installing it. Every time I try to download the Ubuntu ISO (from any source) it seems to end up corrupt. That is, the MD5 sums are ...
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Trying to boot from usb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! I have similar issues but none with the 12.04 build. Im trying this on a dell d610 laptop with a bad hard ...
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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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How to make a bootable ISO image from a bootable DVD?

I want to make a .iso image of a bootable OS DVD, to use in VirutalBox. Nautilus can make a .iso, but only of data files, it seems. The .iso it created was not bootable. What is available to make ...
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How to create a bootable USB from a .iso file? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a bootable USB stick from a .iso image (it isn't a linux distro or anything of the sort) intended for use with a CD. I've tried UNetbootin and dd but they don't boot.
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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 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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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 to install Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction?

I first tried to install Diablo 2 LOD from an iso image using acetone iso. However, after acetone iso mounted the image, it said "Please install the labelled disc". I then tried with Gmount, and, ...
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Can I build a Ubuntu ISO from a manifest?

This answer talks about the ISO manifests - an example is here.. Is it possible to build an ISO from a manifest file, or is the manifest file just dpkg --get-selections put into a text file? ...
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How can I rip an audio CD to an ISO image?

It seems I have found directions for using brasero to rip a CD to .iso file, but according to that, brasero is three(3) kinds of broken. recording image as cdrdao does not work, even after ...
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What are the differences between “md5sum” and “sha256sum”?

Why we need two tools for verifying ISO . is there any specific things to consider between them ?
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How to create an bootable .iso file from Ubuntu Live USB?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Live USB (32 GB). Is it possible to create a bootable .iso file from the Live USB ? how can I create a bootable ISO?
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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 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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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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how to create iso image from DVD [duplicate]

I want to create an iso image from my bootable DVD. I want to create direct DVD to iso image. Please suggest me the right way to create iso image from DVD.
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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 write a .iso file to an SD card?

Unetbootin does not recognize my SD card. Is there any alternative software to write a .iso file to an SD card? I'm not trying to write a Ubuntu .iso, so Startup Disk Creator wont work..
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Which iso image do I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook Pro so that it boots using (U)EFI?

Unlike with earlier releases, the website is unclear on giving a straight recommendation for installing ubuntu on a mac: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ I've read several times, ...
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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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how to create a live-usb for ubuntu from a lubuntu system

I am using lubuntu 12.04 on my PC. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. How do I create live-usb on Lubuntu so that I can install Ubuntu OS to my Laptop. Edit: There's no startup disc ...
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Where is the alternate installation ISO for Ubuntu Saucy?

I would like to download the alternate installation ISO for the current release, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, but I can't find it on the releases.ubuntu.com website. Aren't alternate ISOs provided ...
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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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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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Mount an ISO image in Wine?

I need to install some program in wine, which require to access a mounted ISO image. Whenever I mount an ISO image in Nautilus, in which drive it mounted in Wine? For some programs which can find the ...
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How can I Integrate Ubuntu 32 and 64 bit into a single DVD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DVD with both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu I have both 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 iso, but how can I integrate them (both 32 bit and 64 bit) into a single DVD with a menu to ...
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Is there a mirror for the daily Natty ISO (/daily-live/current) in Asia?

I've been trying to download Natty for days now, but either the internet here in Vietnam is totally shot or the Ubuntu CD server has a lot of traffic, because I can't get it to download faster than ...
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How to boot into a Virtual Box VM with a Live Image?

I am in need of booting into a VM (with a guest OS already installed) from a Live Image (a .iso file that I have) to do some partitioning work, I am running the latest version of Virtual Box, and ...
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How do I install a Windows program in an ISO into Wine?

I have a file named X.iso. In this file there is a Windows application named X that I want to install then use. How can I install a Windows application file named X that is embedded in an ISO file ...
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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