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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create iso image from folder via terminal commands

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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How to Create Bootable Windows 10 image in Debian?

Pseudocode but originally developed for Windows 7 iso file but applied for Windows 8 in the thread How to create bootable Windows 8 iso image in Linux? but it does not work with Windows 10 iso # ...
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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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How to create bootable Windows 8 iso image in Linux?

I have to insert the Autounattend.xml file into a Windows 8 iso image to make the iso install automatically. My system need to run on Linux and only could use Linux shell command, so ISO tools on ...
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Terminal: create bootable USB from iso

How can I create a bootable USB stick from an iso image? I thought dd should do the work, but so far I were unsuccesful. This is what I've tried: umount /dev/sdx deleted every partition on sdx with ...
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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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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 ...
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Is an ISO image file a filesystem in its own right?

I am trying to understand what the relationship a xxx.iso file has to the other aspects of a block device, e.g. partitions and a file system. It's common for people to describe accessing or making a ....
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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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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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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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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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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 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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CentOS 7 Install: Error populating transaction [closed]

I am having a yum issue with a CentOS 7 minimal DVD. I've spun a custom ISO based on CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1503-01 and have only added a kickstart file that installs @core, sudo, rsyslog, and ...
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mounting iso image: message “block device is write protected, mounting read-only”! [duplicate]

I want to delete a few files from my iso image on hard disk. So, I did: ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:/media/ravbholua/f34890dd-20d2-4d78-92c9-1de7c0957f00$ sudo mount -o loop check_bholua99.iso /...
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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 install Redhat using the iso image stored on Network

I want to install Redhat 5.6 on my system. I don't want to use the actual DVD but I want to install it using the ISO image stored on one of our server's hard disks. How can I do that?
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What is mintstick.py and how to install it?

In Linux Mint, unlike in Ubuntu, I see two separate launchers to handle USB sticks, one only for formatting, the other for writing image files to the USB stick. In the task manager I see in fact ...
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Installation of my custom debian iso failed

I followed this tutorial to create my custom debian CD with build-simple-cdd but I get always an error even I use the basic config. The ISO file is created (named debian-7.3-amd64-CD-1.iso) but when ...
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Install packages into a custom Alpine Linux ISO?

I have followed the steps successfully as described below https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/How_to_make_a_custom_ISO_image_with_mkimage I can add a package which will be available for apk add when ...
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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 ...