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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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Creating custom Alpine Linux ISO with an answer file built-in

I couldn't find any guide or documentation referring on how to add files to a custom Alpine Linux ISO, the nearest i could find is this page on the Alpine Wiki about creating a custom ISO image with ...
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Is it possible to have .iso with live distribution of linux but without an installer?

I thought ISO file is a file that allows us to install some distribution and some part of it (not sure what is it) gives us possibility to run live version (without installing the OS). However our ...
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KVM guest installation fail due to custom script launched upon installation

I installed a custom linux iso (yocto) provided by the member of another team in a real computer without any problems. I am now trying to install it in KVM but I am facing a problem I can't resolve. ...
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Reading from stdin `dd` copies more data than reading the same thing from file [duplicate]

I encountered weird behaviour of the dd tool: I downloaded compressed "newsystem.iso.xz". I ran xz -d --stdout newsystem.iso.xz | dd of=/dev/sdb bs=1M conv=sync. The decompressed "*....
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Making legacy BIOS iso

I am trying to create ISO image for hobby operating system I develop. On my former amd64 machine that was working fine (running Ubuntu 21.04 as development platform. Quite straightforward way to ...
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qemu-img command doesn't create the qcow2 file

I am using a macOS 12.2.1 with m1 chip. I successfully installed qemu using brew. I am trying to convert my ubuntu iso file to qcow2. When I run, qemu-img create -f qcow2 ubuntu-20.04.3-live-server-...
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Custom Debian Live-Build final IMG folder

The default output img file was at the lb config used Is there any way to custom output img directory ? like output img to directory IMG_1, IMG_2, etc # mkdir /customlive # cd /customlive # lb ...
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Why dd seems to provide corrupt copies?

Tried this with different machines running Centos and Ubuntu, with different USB flash drives but dd keeps producing unbootable flash drives. $ sudo dd if=foo.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M status=progress &...
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How to create a custom Alpine Linux ISO image with custom kernel?

I would like to make a custom Alpine Linux ISO image with a custom kernel based on linux-lts. I know how to make it separately (make kernel with abuild checksum && abuild -rK command; make ISO ...
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Build your Own Bare bones basic Linux Bootable ISO from Linux Kernel

I am new to kernels. I wish to build my own custom Bootable Linux ISO image myself. Can someone please help me with the right steps to do it. There are loads of information but all are distributed and ...
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What is the BOOT.conf file used for?

I am trying to create an custom install iso for rhel 8. On the installation iso, there are 2 files in the EFI/BOOT/ directory: BOOT.conf & grub.cfg. The diff command doesn't show any difference ...
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Automate Alpine Linux installation

I am trying to achieve unattended Alpine Linux installation. I went through the Alpine automatic installation guide but many manual interventions are still needed during the installation! For example ...
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Customize Ubuntu 20.04 live CD

Objective : To have a custom ISO of Ubuntu 20.04 server, that has a bunch of my internal processes up and running as part of the installation disk. Tool used to create ISO : Cubic I've achieved what I ...
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Extract the contents of an ISO image to a folder in one step

Is there a way to extract the contents of an ISO image file to a folder in one step? I have been doing this and want to do less typing, and not to have to do the mount -o loop as well as the need to ...
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tee iso contents into dd or directly to /dev/sda?

Over a year back, I contributed to a tutorial on how to install NixOS on Linode. It seems like most tutorials that deal with putting iso files on installation media always use dd, which is why "...
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Custom PXE install / How do installers work?

I have set up a PXE server for my network, from where I serve the default Ubuntu ISO image. Running the installation leads the user through the (graphical) Ubuntu installer. I'd like to modify this ...
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How to build a custom (CentOS) ISO with preinstalled software?

I'm trying to create a modified ISO of CentOS with some custom software pre-installed. I have been searching for quite a while and found this github repository https://github.com/fabaff/make_centos ...
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Creating a bootable iso image from my current installation

We have an old physical machine with Ubuntu distro 20.04 and that physical machine has a total of 103GB /root partition and 10GB as swap memory. We have currently utilized up to 45GB. We want to ...
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Via UEFI , boot an ISO image stored on HDD?

I have downloaded an ISO image (Debian Netinst, Ubuntu Live, or any simlar thing ...) that is designed to be burned on USB sticks. It boots fine from USB via EFI, but, I would like to be able to ...
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GUI Bootable USB Creator in Debian Stable

In debian stable, I'm trying to locate a package in the repository that will make a bootable USB from an iso file: apt-cache search 'usb' 'bootable' Output: debootstick - Turn a chroot environment ...
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"failed to setup loop device" when mounting an Ubuntu iso image on Ubuntu

I downloaded an iso image of Ubuntu server, ubuntu-20.04.3-live-server-amd64.iso. Then I tried to mount this iso as a folder, using the usual command mount ubuntu-20.04.3-live-server-amd64.iso ./iso ,...
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Infer windows 7/8/10 ISOs official URLs from Linux

How to infer windows 7/8/10 ISOs official URLs from Linux and download them ? I only have Linux on my system and hence cannot run the Windows ISO downloader to do so. How can I do it ?
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mkisofs error - boot image...efibot.img not an allowable size

I am trying to create a custom ISO from a rhel-8 installation disk that can boot on either a BIOS or an EFI server. Everything goes fine until I try to create the iso. If I run the following command:...
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Dual boot EFI and legacy CSM system

I want to create a Live-Linux system on USB that can dual boot EFI and legacy CSM system. I know one distribution that can do that -- grml, but I want to know the tricks under the hood, and The ...
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File with Multiple ISO encodings

I have an Arabic file with multiple ISO encodings; encoded in ISO-8859-6 and a few characters encoded in ISO-8859-1 (Because they don't have an equivalent in ISO-8859-6). I want to convert this whole ...
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What's the relationship between vmlinuz and ISO image (netboot)?

Why can't I use vmlinuz and initrd from the newest release of kernel 5.11 while the default netboot image used in PXE is 5.4?
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Cant save when editing boot file in an ISO. Trying to install Qubes on UEFI HELP!

so I am trying to install Qubes OS on my UEFI Nvidia Lap top. However, after flashing the image on a USB and trying to boot it up it freezes. On the website it says to comment out a couple lines in ...
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getty@tty1.serivce.service is permanently restarting Debian 11 live iso

I am trying to build my own Debian 11 live iso and struggling by getting a working getty console output. So far I have figured out that systemd is creating a wrong symlink when enabling the tty1 by ...
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ddrescue only recovers subset of DVD

If I use the following command, I get a well-formed ISO which is 4.3 GB in size. readom dev=/dev/sr0 f=img1.iso If I use ddrescue however, it produces a 1 GB ISO, even though ddrescue does not ...
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How to add files to bootable linux setup ISO image copied to USB flash drive?

I use dd bs=4M if=debian-11.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso of=/dev/sdc conv=fdatasync status=progress && sync to write the debian-11.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso ISO file to my USB flash drive and then I can ...
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Xorriso command fail when using option -add

Im using Xorriso and running this command : $MKISOFS \ -iso-level 3 \ -J -joliet-long \ -append_partition 2 0xef $UNIONDIR/$EFIIMG \ -partition_cyl_align all \ -add "$...
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Can not install any linux distros

I can not install any linux distros on my old pc despite having easily install 2 times on my Win 10 PC. I am using Win XP 32 bit 2.82GHz Dual Core CPU, 1.99GB RAM. I have tried many instructions, ...
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How to exclude paths from being extracted when extracting an iso using xorriso

As an example I'm trying to extract all the files from the ubuntu live iso except the path /casper/filesystem.squashfs. According to the man page: Normally xorriso only writes to disk files ...
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Can dd (or something like it) create an ISO encapsulating an Ubuntu virtual machine?

In a Lubuntu ISO booted in a VMware Player VM in lieu of that VM's Ubuntu installation, I can run this command to create an image of the Ubuntu installation: sudo dd if=/dev/sda bs=16M conv=sync,...
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Change Windows Root file system table

I am trying to convert a VMDK image to iso following (this) guide. But I am running into a problem, I am transferring a Windows FS which doesn't follow the ~6th step. Basically, I have this layout in ...
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Combining VMDK files & Converting to ISO

Overview So this problem is broken into a few different stages, I've done a pretty decent job of understanding what I need to do so far, but I still have questions. Background What I'm Trying to Do ...
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Make Current Install a Bootable ISO

How can I convert/transfer/make an existing install of Linux into a bootable ISO? I currently have an RHEL7 install that I need to make bootable on a DVD. Thanks.
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Changing the boot entries of a Windows ISO using mkisofs to use cdboot_noprompt.efi instead of cdboot.efi

When you boot a Windows 10 ISO, you will get this misleading prompt: Why is it misleading? Because this message comes from the Windows ISO itself after you actually already booted from it. This ...
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Debian ISO adding hardware driver

Primarily, I'm stuck at configure network while installing debian. I guess it doesn't recognize my wifi card. My wifi cart is Asus USB-N14, It has ralink chipset. I found something similar to this --&...
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upgrading ubuntu-server-20.04.2-LTS --> ubuntu-server-21.10-daily-build with an iso

Questions: Does "do-release-upgrade -d" get me the daily build or just the latest development release? https://superuser.com/questions/73624/how-do-you-upgrade-ubuntu-from-an-iso-image-by-...
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How can I run a Manjaro ISO from a LUKS encrypted root using Grub

My / including /boot is one fully encrypted LUKS partition, I want to reinstall Manjaro but I can't seem to get Grub to find the initramfs with whatever I try, which makes sense because I haven't ...
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Issue making a custom preseed debian iso

I've seen a few answers on here but none were able to help me fix this issue. So I've taken a Debian 10 iso and added a preseed directory to it and modified the /boot/grub/grub.cfg to support it. I ...
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Convert RHEL Install into Bootable ISO

I have a Clonezilla-saved image of RHEL with some custom software installed and I need to make it into a bootable ISO for DVD. One of the major problems I have is this version of RHEL was part of an ...
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What parts of a bootable ISO are required and what to put in them [closed]

So I wanted to make a bootable USB of my personal Linux From Scratch. But I cannot find any guide on how to do this. So what files are absolutely required and what parts are optional, I have no idea ...
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Setting up a PXE install using a Linux distro ISO

On my home LAN, I have A router/switch which is also a DHCP server A desktop A (really really old) laptop, which won't even boot from USB I want to use PXE to install a (32-bit) Linux distro on that ...
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Finding text file's encoding

The iconv command may change file encodings. But is there a command to find the file encoding of a certain text file. Also, I am trying to find what file encoding standards each country use. So that I ...
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How To Download Kali linux Old ISO From Official Sources Like kali.org

Hey Stack Overflow Community I Have been Huge Fan Of Kali Linux as all the development pakage is preinstalled plus using windows you have distraction like playing games so i generally use kali for ...
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How can I obtain the block size of an iso file without booting from it?

I would like to use the dd command to make a bootable flash drive, but for that I need to know what the correct block size is. I know that I can just boot the ISO in a VM and run parted or fdisk to ...
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Zip all iso files in current directory and move zip file to another directory

I am trying to zip all .iso files into a single zip file. Then move the zip file to another directory. Some of the iso files have very long names. How can I zip ALL iso files, without having to type ...
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CentOS 8 Custom ISO - Adding `ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg` Hangs the Installer

In trying to build a custom kickstart ISO for CentOS 8, I'm tripping on getting the installer to run. The ISO is bootable now, but the boot process hangs at where I think the installer should be ...
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