ISO 9660 is a filesystem designed for use on CD-ROMs. An “ISO image” is a file that contains an ISO 9660 filesystem and can be burnt to a CD.

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What's the best way to join files again after splitting them?

If I have a large file and need to split it into 100 megabyte chunks I will do split -b 100m myImage.iso That usually give me something like xaa xab xac xad And to get them back together I have ...
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Why are 64-bit distros often called 'amd64'?

I am downloading an ISO image of Lubuntu; they have two versions: 32 and 64. But why do they call the 64 version amd64 since they say that it works for Intel also?
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Installing Grub 2 on a USB flash drive

MultiBootISOs is a tool that let you install Grub on a USB flash drive. I really like it because it lets me boot from ISO files and let me put a bunch of ISOs on my USB and choose which one to boot. ...
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Mount an iso without root access?

Is it possible for a user without root access to mount an arbitrary iso? If so how?
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`mount -o loop` changes mounted ISO image file

It looks like mount -o loop changes the mounted image file. I downloaded the ISO image file and checked its SHA-1 checksum. Then I mounted that ISO file and the checksum changed. Here are the exact ...
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What is the fastest way to extract an ISO?

Currently I'm mounting an ISO to a (readonly) directory (using mount -o loop command) and then copying the contents to another normal directory. This takes lot of time as the ISO is large. Is this the ...
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Calculate md5sum of a CD/DVD

I have an ISO file, which I burned to a CD. Now how can I check if the CD is correctly created? I would like a command that calculate the hash sum that I can use to check with the hash sum I calculate ...
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How to mount mdf image, iso9660 doens't work for it?

I have few .mdf images, that can be mounted with Alcohol 120%, but on Linux, is that possible? I've tried things similar to mount -o loop -t iso9660 XX.mdf /mnt/iso, but that doesn't work here, I got ...
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How/Why does cat write a bootable ISO to a device

I recently discovered that I can create a bootable USB key from an ISO file by simply using cat (or dd). I can't find any information on how this works. Why would: cat my.iso > /dev/sdb ...
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How do I begin with building a Linux system from scratch?

I tried to make an operating system with my on custom built kernel. It didn't work out too well. I am using Ubuntu and have downloaded Linux 3.2.7 from kernel.org . I am not trying to change the ...
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Is there any way to boot from iso while running system from live disk?

This is bit complicated question let me explain what is expected: I know that we can add GRUB menuentry with location of ISO file and boot from ISO using GRUB entry. (i.e this method) But suppose ...
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K3b to split volume across media

How do I get K3b to split a volumes across several media? For example if I give it a folder that has 6 GB (not one file of 6 GB), it should create several discs of 4.4 GB automatically, instead of me ...
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ISO file readonly?

I have an ISO file and I mount it under /mnt/isofile. Then I copied this file to another folder. But the contents are read-only and belonged to root. I tried to use chmod and chown. But it prompts ...
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Create iso image from folder via terminal commands

I think the title says it all. How to create a iso image from a folder or single files via terminal commands? Currently i am doing this via Braseros GUI, but i want to do it with a shell script.
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Create a Random ISO Image Using dd

I would like to create a ISO file for testing optical drives with the method mentioned here. I want to create an ISO file filled with random data, so I can burn it to a CD, read it back and compare ...
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How can I convert a .cue / .bin ( with cdr tracks) image into a single .iso file?

The title is descriptive as is: How can I convert a .cue / .bin (cdr track) image into a single .iso file? I have Fedora 16 (x86-64) Linux 3.1.9-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jan 13 16:37:42 UTC 2012 ...
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Best practices for writing Blu-Ray discs on Linux

I recently bought a Blu-Ray writer and am wondering how to best write the discs. The scenario is: I have a directory full of files and want to put them on the disc, read them back once to verify, and ...
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Permission denied (even as root) on a mounted ISO image with Furius ISO Mount

I mounted a ISO image with Furius ISO Mount. I cd to the mounted directory and tried to copy a file with sudo cp file /dir but cp writes error message cp: cannot stat `file': Permission denied ...
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How do I boot from ISO file stored on hard disk?

I know that I can create/burn bootable CD/DVD or live USB and can boot/install from it. But suppose I am currently running GNU/Linux and I've ISO file of another GNU/Linux that I want to install on my ...
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Mounting ISO in Linux/KDE

Is there a graphical, preferably integrated with Dolphin, utility for mounting ISO images?
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How to boot from iso with Grub2/Burg boot loader

I'm using Ubuntu as my primary OS and alternative is Windows 7 for gaming, and another stuffs. I want to have menu to boot some live CD ISO. Is there anyway to make menu entry in Grub2/Burg to boot ...
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Is it possible to run any distro from RAM from within an .iso saved on an NTFS file system?

Running entirely from RAM been done on various distros such as Slax, DamnSmallLinux, and newer Ubuntu versions, and since I have 8GB it seems reasonable that I could run many distros entirely from RAM ...
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How to mount iso9660 filesystem as read write

Hey my iso file won't accept device files so I was wondering how I could mount a cdrw with an iso9660 filesystem as read write to copy device files to the cdrw.
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Grub - boot debian iso file from ntfs partition and install it

I have problem installing debian directly from hard drive. Say, i have a logical partition /dev/sda5 and there is debian DVD iso file located in (hd0,5)/iso/debian-8.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso with initrd ...
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Why mounting an ISO is faster than extracting it?

When I tried to extract (used right click and extract) a 2Gb ISO file it took a lot of time. I tried to mount the ISO using -o loop and its works fast. Why is it so?
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loop-device: is this a Linux entity or a lower-level one?

Here's an Ubuntu How-to about booting from ISO-image on flash. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1288604 What I don't get is creation of loop-device in GRUB2 prior to booting a kernel: ...
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How to resize an IMG file's partition info?

I made an ISO this way: sudo partimage save /dev/sdc1 /media/56AE8240AE82191F/Backup/xfcefat.iso The resulting iso file is very small but when mounted I see that it has correctly preserved the ...
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Distribute Linux system as ISO vs a set of files

Majority of Linux distributions available to install these days are distributed in the form of single ISO file which conforms to both El Torito standard and contains a bootloader so that ISO image can ...
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Size difference between an iso file burnt to a cd and the file retrieved with dd

I have an iso file (foo.iso) that I burnt to a dvd with the command : growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/cdrom=foo.iso I then tried the command dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo2.iso However, foo2.iso is ...
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Combining Centos 6 ISO images

I was wondering if I can create a single ISO image by cating two DVD ISO images together. I have heard that this only works if the ISO is split into different parts and not two distinct ISO images, ...
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How to use nemo actions to mount an iso file?

I read these articles: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nemo https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mounting_images_as_user and try use Nemo Actions to mount iso files but nothing happened ...
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How do I split up a large .iso file across multiple DVDs via command line tools?

Say I have an ISO file that is 5GB in size. How can I split it across 2 DVDs? Please I'm looking for an actual example showing me how to do it, not just recommendations. The solution would leave the ...
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Iso booting with grub2

I am using Linux Mint 10, and it is installed on sda8. I edited /etc/grub.d/40_custom: #!/bin/sh echo "Adding 40_custom.">&2 exec tail -n +3 $0 # This file provides an easy way to add custom ...
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How to add an iso image to grub2?

I read grub2 allows booting from an ISO image (at least for most live-cds). How can I add such an entry to my grub configuration? Please mention all files to modify and all commands to run since I ...
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Mounting a SafeDisc-protected ISO on Linux

I have a copy of a very old and obscure software CD (circa 2004). The disc uses SafeDisc copy protection and needs to be in the CD tray for the program to run. I have been using the original CD under ...
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How do I make an ISO copy of a DVD movie?

I want to make backups of data and video DVDs, without recompressing or altering them. I just want an ISO that I can mount to act as if I inserted the DVD (this includes video DVDs). I had previously ...
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How can I extract a Debian binary package from the ISO of an installation disk?

What process do I use to extract a Debian binary package from a Debian/Ubuntu based distribution's ISO image?
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Mount an ISO virtually using /dev/sr0 device

I'm doing a study about how CD-ROM can be mounted virtually and all I could find out was mounting using loop devices. mount -o loop disk1.iso /mount-point This is fairly easy. I understand that ...
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mkisofs can't find file

I'm trying to create a .iso file using mkisofs. I have the following folders: my OS | |--src |--bin I used the following command: mkisofs -R -input-charset utf8 -b bin/boot.bin -no-emul-boot ...
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Convert .ISO to .IMG in terminal (Mac) (Linux)

I am trying to make a bootable flash drive with Linux on it for my Mac. I have Ubuntu desktop downloaded, and it is in my downloads. The instructions on the Ubuntu website tell me I need to convert ...
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Nautilus, mount ISO file with right-click menu

I am using Nautilus now, and back then when i was using Ubuntu i could right-click on an ISO file and automount it without the need to issue any command. But now i am using Nautilus in Archlinux and ...
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how to create ISO and hide certain files

I am a newbie here and my apologies if I am posting a question which has been answered many times in a another thread. I did my homework find some relevant information But could not. Thanks for ...
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Suggestion for an ISO image indexer and manager?

I have recently moved from Windows to Linux and my most missed application is WhereIsIt. I am looking for a software that can index the contents of all my ISO files (750GB in total) sitting in an ...
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How to create a bootable hard disk image from an iso image?

I would like install a proprietary operating system onto my CentOS box using VirtualBox. There is a problem though, when I mount the install ISO image as a DVD, soon the installer complains of missing ...
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UEFI bootable iso of own Linux distribution

I have a Linux distribution that I want to create an ISO of, so I can put it onto a CD or USB. I have earlier used Remastersys and Relinux to create my own linux distributions, but the ISO they make ...
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Booting from ISO in Xen Paravirtualized Environment

Specifically, Citrix XenServer 5.6. I can map the an ISO from a Storage Repository with no issues and mount it inside the OS but I can't boot from the DVD drive without converting it to HVM, which ...
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How to mount FreeBSD 9.0 iso file writable mode?

I want to edit bsdinstall script of freebsd 9.0 iso file. I tried to extract files,edit and recreate iso but I couldn't boot it.I realized that some of files missed while extracting. I also use ...
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How to burn iso to a CF card?

Slax Linux installation file is only available in .iso format. How to burn it to a Compact Flash card? It also uses KDE, I think GNOME 2 or MATE might be more light weight. I want to install it on a ...
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Builiding a UEFI bootable USB

I'm having a really hard time getting Mint13 installed on my new laptop, no optical UEFI support and having odd corruption of grub.cfg when I do try and use unetbootin. Is there a method to build a ...
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Is there a tool to view and edit ,iso files like PowerISO?

I am looking for a archive manager that will allow me to look into the contents without needing to mount it and also to add or remove contents by drag and drop style. The Windows' equivalent would be ...