Questions tagged [iso]

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 is the difference between Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot ISO and the same Binary DVD

I am still confused after an hour searching what is the difference and when someone would need just boot ISO or binary DVD ISO Can someone explain in a simple way the difference between them. The ...
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How to create a Windows 10 ISO from the bash prompt

I'm trying to generate a custom bootable Windows 10 ISO using the command prompt (it needs to be automatable so GUI won't work). I've been trying to use mkisofs but not sure which options are needed ...
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Ubuntu Alternative to NTLite? [closed]

I'd like to reduce the size of Windows 10 ISO, which is too big for DVD burning. Although there is NTLite in Windows OS to do this job, is there a Linux software alternative?
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Where can I get Devuan testing version installation images?

For Debian, you can get weekly-generated ISO installer images of the current "testing" release, from here. But for Devuan, I could only find installation images for the stable and oldstable versions (...
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Mount ISO changes owner to nobody

I can mount without problems all kind of ISOS with the mount command, to a /tmp directory: sudo mount -o loop my.iso /tmp/my_dir If I run ls -l command I get dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 2048 abr 19 23:...
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Mount iso -o loop select loop device

I have a bash script where I mount an ISO to loop devices: mount -o loop my.iso /tmp/foo And it happens that at the same time in my OS (Linux Mint 19) I have an ISO image mounted, using the GUI ...
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Starting installation from a small program

You can install openSUSE by booting from an USB pendrive being created by its Network image which is only 120MB, just point to where the installation image is on the local partition. So most part of ...
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systemd-boot point to bootx64.efi (from Windows DVD ISO)

I've "burned" (extracted) the Windows 10 installation iso file to a partition on my USB flash drive (part4). USB/Part1 (EFI) holds systemd-boot. I can boot into Windows if I from the my UEFI system "...
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VMware iso not found

I'm trying to install Windows 10 using VMware and the iso continues to not be found. I am running Ubuntu 18 and have installed VMware from their website. It is the 15th edition. I have a Windows 10 ...
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How can I convert all bin-cue files to iso in a folder with bchunk respecting its filenames? (PSX mode)

I know that the command is bchunk -p foo.bin foo.cue foo, but how I could conver all bin/cue files in a folder to iso at once? Thank you.
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Boot ISO File located on LVM from GRUB2

I'm trying to boot from Live iso file (Kali Linux Specifically) that is located on an LVM partition via grub. I've managed to load the kernel and initrd from iso file but cannot figure out how to ...
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Mount ISO contained in Docker to host volume

Is there any way to mount an ISO contained in a Docker so that the contents of the ISO are available to the host machine? I can do this on a Linux host by using a bind mount with shared as the bind ...
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How to make a fully bootable ISO from Alpine Linux Edge?

I would like to make an alpine installation iso which has the following attributes: During installation it has an answerfile so that the setup process (the setup script) takes those default inputs ...
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How to Install Linux without CD/USB

I have a machine with no CD/DVD drive. I do not own a USB. This device has only 32gigs of memory. I have a Kali iso that I want to install on it. The notebook currently runs on Debian. Any ideas on ...
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Does Linux has a fundamental limitation about using multiple cd/dvd drives simultaneously?

I have two cd/dvd drives in my laptop. One is an external USB drive and the other is the SATA drive that came with it. And I can't burn two DVDs at the same time in both of them at full speed no ...
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GRUB Boot ISO/disk image from NTFS partition

I'm trying to boot an ISO containing a Linux live system from an existing NTFS partition on a PC. The PC has UEFI, and the hard disk is partitioned with GPT, so GRUB4DOS is not an option. Can this be ...
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Using an rasberrypi to make an bootable usb?

my pc broke and i have an rasbery pi . i want to write the iso of an recovery system (https://www.hirensbootcd.org) so i can repair my system more specific plan B grabing the license key in the ...
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Grub2 Centos 7 installation from ISO on hard-disk drive

I could not get working a grub2 custom item menu for installing Centos 7 on a VM. Actual scenario from lsblk command: 1 disk (sda), with two partitions: sda1 mounted on /BOOT, sda2 mounted on / (dev/...
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md5sum of /dev/sr1 different than ISO image?

After writing an ISO image using Brasero, I discovered that the md5sum of the target DVD is different than the ISO image, despite no readability errors. What has caused that difference?
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Boot custom CentOS 7 Live ISO from hard disk to RAM

I'm trying to create a customized package of CentOS 7, which could be placed in an internal hard drive of a non-virtualized server, and booted to RAM using a bootloader (e.g. grub) in a UEFI ...
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How can an image file be created for a directory?

How can an image file be created for a directory? For example: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/90794/674 shows that genisoimage can create an iso image file for a directory. I only know that an ...
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How to customize a linux iso's installer?

I am trying to customize my own linux distribution based on Debian using pinguy. When i generate a .iso for the distribution, i get a default installer which i want to customize by adding certain ...
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Will any ldlinux.c32 work for creating a live ISO?

I'm trying to make a Live ISO for USB. I'm following a guide to help me do this, and one of the steps says to: cp /usr/lib/syslinux/modules/bios/ldlinux.c32 image/isolinux/, but I don't have /usr/lib/...
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Why can't I create a bootable Win7 flash by simply dd'ing the .iso to /dev/sd*?

It so happens that I need to install Win7 on a PC with a brand new blank HDD (the old one failed). I have the needed .iso file (on my Android tablet) and the only place I can stuff a USB flash into ...
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How can I make a bootable ISO from a bootable USB drive?

I used a set of instructions to create a bootable USB drive for ChromeOS. I want to install ChromeOS in VirtualBox. This is apparently impossible to do from a USB drive. I tried mounting the 9GB .img ...
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On Linux, make bootable USB from Windows installation ISO

I tried creating a bootable USB from a Windows 10 ISO: dd if=file.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=1M status=progress However, when booting, all I saw was: BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart I ...
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Creating an ISO that a macbook can boot from

Trying to repack an ISO with a preseed file to automate installation. I have done this with a dozen laptops and works great. Until I ran into a macbook, where it does not work. Originally repacking ...
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Why isn't filesystem bigger than 4G bootable

I'm creating a custom ISO based on the official Ubuntu 16.04. What I'm doing is simple: 1) mount the official Ubuntu iso to /mnt; 2) cp /mnt/install/filesystem.squashfs /home; 3) cd /home && ...
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Who is in charge of offering initrd

After reading this link, I've known why we need the initrd. As my understanding, after the kernel is loaded into RAM, the initrd does two things: loading necessary drivers; mount the real root ...
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GRUB2 Booting ISO from NTFS partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to boot an ISO containing a Linux live system from an existing NTFS partition on a PC. The PC has UEFI, and the hard disk is partitioned with GPT, so GRUB4DOS is not an option. Can this be ...
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Kali/Debian live-build: ISO that auto-mounts device [duplicate]

Using Kali's live-build, I would like to create a bootable USB drive and auto-mount /home. I don't want to use persistence, as I want to make sure all changes outside /home are ephemeral. I think the ...
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How migrate from Openstack KVM VM to KVM

I have one VM in Openstack that VM in qcow format . I want to migrate it to another datacenter KVM VM machine but it supports ISO file.
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How to Split Audio Tracks from ISO file

I have an ISO file that was created out of an audio CD. I received this ISO from another computer and I don't have a CD burner. I'd like to split the audio tracks in the ISO with a program such as ...
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How to use free space on USB flash drive after 'dd' of debian installer?

I have an 32GiB USB flash drive. I wrote Debian Live image to USB flash drive by "dd". Now on USB flash drive 27 GiB free space. I want to use this free space.
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How to add programs and files within the linux ISO: [duplicate]

So I'm installing a version of Linux Mint. I would like to edit the programs and files that are included in the ISO, because there is not always internet access. For example, a very specific ...
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Reading full Names in an Archive or ISO image?

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Laptop wanting to learn Linux. I have some Video Courses in ISO Images; whenever I want to extract files from them, I don't get full names for some reason. I ...
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How to create a FreeBSD ISO with mkisofs that will boot in VirtualBox under UEFI?

I am trying to write a script that will unpack and repack a FreeBSD ISO such that I can then do an installation with it. The goal is an unattended installation. I've got the following script written ...
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Mounting Case Sensitive ISO

I have an ISO whose file names and directories are case sensitive. When I mount this in CentOS 7.6 using the method I have always used: sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop /location/file.iso /mnt/iso The ...
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No internet connection in chroot environment (customizing iso)

I want to customize a Ubuntu Desktop Iso and I have come that far, that I am in the chroot environment. The problem is that I do not have Internet access in there to install anything. I just can ...
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What is the difference between a Redhat “Binary DVD” and an “Update Binary DVD”?

Some versions of RHEL, but not all (for example, 7.4), have ISO download options of both a "Binary DVD" (e.g. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Binary DVD, 3.78GB) and an "Update Binary DVD" (e.g. Red Hat ...
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genisoimage doubles the size of folder

I have a folder with ~22k subfolders on it, and each subfolder can have more subfolders, up to a depth of ~7. So I wanted to make it a single file, but not a rar or similar file, because ...
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How to tell if a system is running as a live USB from BASH

I'm working on making an ISO image I can burn to a USB device as a live system. In order to install to the internal drive of the system that booted the live USB, I have an icon on the desktop to ...
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Bootable ISO vs. Partitioning

I would like to create a bootable Linux ISO on a USB drive under Debian 9. I found that the ISO is only bootable if it has been written to the disk /dev/XdY. If the ISO is written to a specific ...
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How to mount ftp mounted .iso file to ubuntu

In my windows, I have created a folder. I have mounted that folder using curlftps. It was successful. there's a .iso file (centos.iso) in that folder. Then I tried to mount that iso image to my linux ...
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Date on ls command [closed]

Today I saw that the ls -l command does not display the date a file was created. In summary, I downloaded an iso today and in the ls -l I have Mar 14 2015 ! Why is that? The file was created today on ...
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CD was not burned correctly but content is OK

I am making a backup of some data. I made an ISO image of the data using genisoimage version 1.1.11 using the command: $ genisoimage -l -J -r -o ../image.iso . and then burned it to a CD with $ ...
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General question about `dd`, iso images and linux devices

I have an iso image (it's a windows installation disk), but I do not want to burn dvd. I want to create a bootable usb flash drive instead. And I want to use linux tools to accomplish this task. I ...
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Is it possible to boot a grub-mkstandalone created img file from cfg?

So I have a fully functional .img file created using grub-mkstandalone. I put this on a CD and it boots fine, the ISO loads great in a VM, etc... Now, what I want to do is link an existing grub.cfg ...
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How to configure our custom IP address to a linux iso image after extracting the same?

Normally after booting the system with Linux ISO image we can able to access the system from an external network using their IP address. And by default it will have loopback address(127.0.0.1) and ...
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Should isohybrid work on all iso media, fx Windows 7?

I have a an original Windows 7 Professional x86 iso file, straight from Microsoft. I want to make a bootable USB from this ISO. Some sources suggest that I simply dd the iso to the USB, but I don't ...