An image file of an optical disk, such as a CD-ROM or DVD.

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grub: how to boot into ISO partition

I have copied an ISO file into a partition (i.e. dd if=isofile of=/dev/sdb1). How can I boot into that partition via GRUB? When I try just with chainloader (hd1,0)+1, it says unknown executable ...
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reorder sectors on a block device?

I'm considering backing up some data to DVDs/BDs. (I know about DVDisaster.) I've read somewhere that the outer sectors on a DVD are more likely to wear down than the inner ones. This suggests that ...
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How to upgrade debian (no network or direct access)

I'am running debian 4.0 on machine with no internet access. How can I upgrade it to latest stable? I can download iso using local machine and upload it via scp. whats next? Which iso - is cd1 enough ...
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Is there a free program to emulate a DVD writer? [closed]

I have a Sony P-Series netbook (VGN-P11Z) with no optical drive. It has an option to burn recovery DVDs with an external DVD drive. I don't have an external DVD drive but would like these DVDs just ...
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Attempting to create a bootable USB in order to install windows 7 on Parallels (with my MacBookPro)

Recently updated my OS and am having to re-install some vital programs. I'm attempting to install Windows 7 as my OS for the virtual machine within Parallels. I am working with an iso file, and am ...
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Make bootable iso with grub chainloading

My parents' pc has windows 7's boot manager installed at MBR and grub2 is installed on /dev/sda2 (booting linux on /dev/sda2). I want to make a bootable cd so that when booted from it just chainloads ...
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How can I create a bootable DVD iso from a USB drive?

There seems to be a lot of questions / answers about doing the reverse, but not as much info for USB -> DVD. Problem I created a bootable USB drive using YUMI. The USB drive is working great, and ...
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Reproducing limited DVD copy protection

For those with experience in the file systems and intricacies of video DVDs I apologize for any ignorance on my part. I just encountered something that got me to thinking, as was hoping someone my be ...
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Double Layer DVD+R burning problem - I/O Error

I have a modern PC (Quad Core CPU, 4 GB RAM, Win7 Home Premium 64-bit) but I have a problem with burning .dvd images to Double Layer (8.5 GB) DVDs. I wasted too many DVD+R DL discs but to no avail. ...
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Trying to create an ISO of my bootable USB using the unix command: dd

i'm trying to create a (bootable) ISO (which i'll then burn to dvd) from the source being an bootable USB disk (it contains windows 7 and i've installed a number of PC's from it already). So i'm ...
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Adding an ISO to GRUB2 boot options

I am trying to add an ISO (alternate distro of ubuntu ) to my GRUB . This is the output of fdisk -l: FDISK OUTPUT Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 ...
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Run software from iso format w/o extra software?

I recently downloaded software in an .iso format. Do I need to download any special software to run this file?
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How do you burn an ISO image on a Mac?

Is there a utility built into the Mac software to allow for burning ISO downloaded from the internet. Or.. Is there a better utility on the Net for performing this function?
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How does a downloaded ISO get corrupted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to get corrupted download with http? I downloaded an ISO for fedora. Went to install it as a VM. It failed 5 times the installer. The warning for the ...
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Create an .iso from USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? I have Win 7 on a USB stick, non-iso. How do I get an iso of that?
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Booting from pen drive - possible or not

I have an iso file of operating system's set up. Now, I don't have dvd burner right now. But the alternate - 4gb pen drive is available. If I copy entire iso file to pen drive, Can my system boot ...
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How do I create an ISO file of a Video DVD with Nero 9?

I have Nero burning ROM 9, but I don't want to use it to burn a DVD. I just want to create a ISO file of an existing Video DVD. I can see how to create a .nrg file, but I don't see how to create an ...
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Mac disk images: any real difference between 'master' and 'compressed'?

When creating a disk image (.cdr or .dmg) from a physical CD or DVD on Mac (using Disk Utility > New Image) one can choose between 'CD\DVD Master‘ and 'compressed'. Apart from the obvious fact that a ...
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Scan Windows XP ISO for virus/trojan

I don't remember which ISO's are from my MSDN and which one are from.. Online. How can you scan it to know if it is infected?
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Mounting an ISO image with readwrite permission

I am following these instructions for creating a cross-platform CD. I am coming across a problem in Mountain Lion where I cannot mount the image as read-write. When I enter the following in Terminal: ...
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What is the difference between ISO and DMG images?

What is the difference between .iso files and .dmg files? Why are they used differently?
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how do I convert .iso to .mp4 without mounting with ffmpeg

The problem is - I want to convert .iso with dvd to .mp4 (h264/ac3), but I cannot mount it via mount -o loop, because I'm on a virtual machine that doesn't allow to do that. Googling doesn't help. ...
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GUI tool to extract iso file contents on Linux (KDE)

I have an ISO CD image file and want to extract it's contents to a folder. I know there are ways to mount the image and stuff, but it's complicated. I'm looking for a GUI tool to open up the contets ...
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Natively extract ISO from CD with Windows 7

Windows 7 has built-in support for burning an ISO to CD or DVD. I'd like to go the other way, and have been looking around docs and Google, but can't find anything directly answering this: Does ...
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VirtualBox: How can I add (mount) an ISO image file from command-line?

There was before in VirtualBox command-line a command with this syntax: VBoxManage controlvm <VM> dvdattach <filename> So attaching (inserting) a CD/DVD was as easy as: VBoxManage ...
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Is there anything like jigdo? [closed]

Is there any equivalent out there of jigdo? I ask partly because this app is in maintenance mode, and its GUI has been abandoned.
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Why does burning a CD ISO image to DVD work?

Following on from this question: Can I burn a CD ISO to DVD? How/why does this work? Is an ISO image a physical media neutral format?
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Is there a bootable ISO out there that does a performance check on PCs?

I am looking for something that checks CPU speed, memory, disk, graphics, in the same way done by the Windows performance index. I need a bootable ISO.
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(How) can I split the Windows 8 Dev Preview + Dev Tools ISO in 2 DVD's?

I downloaded the W8DP with Developer tools, but it's 4.8 Gb, just to taunt me (as standard capacity DVD's are 4.7 Gb). Is it possible to split it on 2 CD's? Or if not, how would I install it? I ...
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How do I create an Ubuntu live usb using Debian?

I have Debian (Lenny) installation on a Dell Vostro v13. The laptop doesn't have a CD/DVD-ROM drive so the only way for me to install Ubuntu on it is via USB- unless I attach an external CD/DVD-ROM. ...
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How can I convert an iso cd image to bin/cue format on a mac?

How can I convert an iso cd image to bin/cue format on a mac? I did some Googling, but couldn't find a solution, ended up having to use some freeware tool for windows in a VM :/
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Can mounting an ISO image execute malicious software within the mounted ISO image?

I use MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager to mount ISO images. What I'm wondering is: can a file within the ISO image be executed when the ISO image is mounted by MagicISO?
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Package an existing Ubuntu installation into an ISO image

How would you pack a current installation of Linux to a bootable ISO image? What I'm trying to do is have my current Ubuntu installation on a DVD and whenever I'm using a different computer, I could ...
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How can I fix a “no such partition Grub Rescue” error? [duplicate]

Earlier I installed Ubuntu 10.04 from a USB flash drive. Since the system was unable to detect Ubuntu in the initial menu that appears on reoboting, I deleted the partition onto which I had installed ...
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Is it possible to get a Windows 7 iso image legally? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? I am repairing a friend's computer. The computer came with Windows 7 home premium. She has a valid license key ...
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dd producing corrupt ISO images on Snow Leopard (whether invoked from a script or the shell)

Alright, I am probably being an idiot here, but I am writing an ISO-ripping util that is really just GUI slapped on top of dd, and I can't coax the thing to produce non-corrupt ISOs on Snow Leopard. ...
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Which Windows 7 edition are these DVD names?

Hey guys. After a lot of testing, downloads and thanks to a ELMS program from MS, I got a lot of .iso images and burned DVDs of Windows 7. I'm sure now I should have a least these: RC Ultimate ...
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Making a bootable image

I just reinstalled XP and have it running nice and fast and bug free. I think I need to make a bootable image of the installation if I want to disable system restore to free up memory. Is there a ...
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Take image of the disk if Windows are already activated

I am planning to make a Windows installation in some laptops. I ve planned to make installations, new settings etc in one laptop, take an imageof the disk and mount the image to the other machines. ...
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ISO file much smaller than extracted data

How come ISO file with installation of MSVS 2010 Express (All-in-one ISO) is 693MB compared to when I mount the ISO, copy all the contents to folder on disk and that folder is 1.6 GB? If zipped this ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a MacBook Air through Device Sharing from an ISO file?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on a MacBook Air using Boot Camp. I've read that it can be done through Device Sharing with a PC so the Windows 7 DVD will be read in the optical drive of the PC, ...
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Difference between Centos CD and DVD versions

What is the difference between Centos 5.8 CD and DVD versions? I want to download Centos ISO files but stumbled upon two different files. One is of around 600MB and another is of massive 4GB.
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Ubuntu mounts ISO but some files are unreadable

I'm new to Linux and just installed ubuntu 12.04 amd64 this month. I had failed to install Texlive with texlive2012 iso image. I used the recommended command to mount: mount -t iso9660 -o ...
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Unable to open ISO file by using WinRAR

Am using windows7, am trying to open a ISO file by using WINRAR but am getting a error no archives found?, and ISO file contains 5gb of data.Can you please tell me how to open that file?
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Is it possible to create bootable USB from “any” bootable ISO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? I know its possible for Windows or most other OS. But I am talking about general purpose utility software. I have an ...
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Creating a full ISO image of Ubuntu from console

I would like to know if it is possible to create a full ISO image of an existing Ubuntu system from the console, and how to do that.
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Can't install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 from an .ISO file I downloaded. Error inside

This is the error: [Window Title] C:\Users\Sergio\Desktop\Things\Setup.exe [Content] The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's ...
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Is there a GUI 'cat'-like program for any platform?

What I am looking for is a way to recombine split files without using cat. Is there such a beast? It could run on Linux or Windows or Mac OS.
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What is it that makes some USB sticks not-bootable?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different Linux and Windows installers and live images, but I seem to have a USB stick that cannot be booted. ...
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Can't mount ISO files over a network in Windows 8.1

Ever since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I have been unable to mount ISO disk images over a network. When I try, I get the error "Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file." I didn't have this problem ...