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

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Copying windows installation cd to iso on ubuntu

I saw from another post how to do this: by using cat cat /dev/s > /z/windows7.iso When I tried it it goes partially then gets cat /dev/sr0: Input/Output Error This happens at about 20% ...
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Why does booting Fedora 17 (and 18) into virtualbox from a live cd fail?

Background: I was recently trying to install Fedora 18 into Virtualbox. The version of virtualbox is listed as: 4.2.14.0. My host system is 64 bit Windows 7 home premium. My processor (Intel Pentium ...
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Boot ISO image from GRUB4DOS on EFI machines

I failed with loading ISO image (non-distro) from GRUB2 from USB stick, but found the way how I can boot the GRUB4DOS and then load the image from there. However, it doesn't work all the time and the ...
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Rescue data from ext4 ISO image?

so, my SD card got broken and cannot be read completely (escpacially the directory I want to read from has problems). I was able to create an ISO image of the partition using dd but cannot mount it. ...
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Creating a bootable USB drive from a distro split over two DVD ISOs

I am searching and not finding the right way to do this. Please note, I don't think I'm trying for anything strange here. I just want to make a bootable USB stick of a single OS that happens to be ...
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Reinstall Samsung OEM Windows 8, No Recovery Partiton or Disk

I have a recently purchased samsung NP540U3C that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Windows stopped working and the recovery partition doesnt work anymore. I used RWeverything to find the Windows ...
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Reading a disk image without extension

I have three files that are supposed to be disks image with a .img extension. However, when I look at their properties, Windows says that it's just a file, without any extension. I tried to manually ...
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Can't make an iso of burned DVD-R

I've got problem while trying to open burned DVD-R, I even can't to make an iso image of it within dd - after making iso image, I've tried to mount them: mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt -o ...
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Windows 8 create share on mounted ISO at startup

I have recently found someone who posted a registry setting that auto mounts an ISO on Windows 8 Pro at start-up. This is great because it allows me to mount my Office install disc which I can then ...
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Where can I download a legitimate Windows 8 ISO image? [duplicate]

I bought a product key for Windows 8 a while ago, but I never got around to using it, because I can't seem to find a 64-bit Windows 8 ISO image anywhere. My processor is 64-bit, but my current ...
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creating a bootable USB from command line on linux

I have a CD that's created from an ISO file which I use to install a custom version of Ubuntu via plop linux. The cd works fine but I'd like to use a bootable USB drive instead. I used the command dd ...
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Upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 from 12.04 with iso image

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system. I want to upgrade it to ubuntu 13.04. I want to do this upgrade using an iso image of ubuntu 13.04. I tried this Solution But it didn't work for me. ...
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What are the differences bewteen using ISOs vs extracting distributions in multiboot LiveUSBs?

I've created a multiboot pendrive with a couple of Linux distributions by using the YUMI tool from pendrivelinux, and by default it extracts the content of the chosen operating system's ISO on a ...
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Restore data from a corrupted .img file

After having formatted my pc, i forgot to setup backup on my ramdisk. Ive been using dataram ramdisk wich stores the disk in a .img file on exit. However my pc crashed recently and now this .img is ...
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How to run Android-x86 4.2 iso on VM VirtualBox?

I installed oracle VM virtualBox on Win7,then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86.After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from iso and creating ...
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Special instructions for CentOS VBox virtual machine?

I am gearing up to create a CentOS 5.5 server virtual machine in VBox and was wondering if there are special instructions, configurations or settings that I should be aware of ahead of time. ...
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Which CentOS ISO to use for my virtual machine? [closed]

I have a physical server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Tikanga). I would like to create a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) with a binary-compatible version of CentOS server as ...
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Why is a .ISO called a .ISO? [closed]

A .ISO is a digital copy of a cd or dvd. Almost 90% of all digital copys end on ".ISO". Why is this? Was there someone that called it .ISO and everyone just copied it?
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In Windows 8, how to know exactly which ISO file is mounted in a virtual drive?

Windows 8 has the ability to natively mount ISO images. But how to know which ISO file is mounted in a virtual drive?
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How can I create a bootable iso image from a bootable flash drive?

I have a bootable installer image of Win7x64 on a flash drive. How can I create a bootable iso of it to use with VMware Workstation et al? I have used Plop Boot Manager, but I'd really like to make ...
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Bought Windows 8 OEM, how to reinstall fresh? [closed]

With Windows 7 my PC had a product key on the back. I was able to go to DigitalRiver and download the ISO. My PC did not have a product key listed but I was able to use BelArc to get it. I tried ...
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How can I boot from an ISO image stored on a partition that has Windows installed?

With limited USB ports (just 2) and no CD-ROM/DVD-ROM bay, is there a way I can boot off an ISO image stored on a Windows partition? I would like to use the ISO as a live CD and without the use of ...
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Adding a USB Device Driver to a SpinRite ISO Image

Has anyone successfully gotten a SpinRite ISO image to successfully see a USB device? Steve Gibson, on his SpinRite FAQ page, says that you can add a USB device driver to a DOS boot diskette and ...
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How can I tell if my USB flash drive can be made bootable?

I'd like to try out Linux Mint before deciding whether or not to install it on my laptop. I've got an ISO image that I've dd'd onto a USB flash drive (sudo dd ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 iso image customization

I'm trying to create my own iso image based on Ubuntu 12.10 and I've got several questions. 1) How can I add user using preseed? I tried to do it this way, but I still have to enter the password in ...
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Notebook doesn't detect boot devices [duplicate]

I want to install Xubuntu on my laptop (Asus U44SG) but it's BIOS doesn't seem to detect any device besides the hard drive. I've tried to burn the ISO on my USB with different softwares: ISO to ...
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Using rock ridge extension on Windows XP

I needed to back-up on DVD a directory with a huge mess of files and symlinks. I don't have write access to that directory. I have created the DVD image from GNU/Linux enabling rock-ridge and joliet ...
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Clean install Windows 8 on OEM windows 8 laptop [duplicate]

Long story short, my Ubuntu partition and my Windows 8 partition had a fight, and they both lost. I have a computer booting nothing at the moment. So I'm trying to figure out how to get a ...
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Advantage and drawback of using iso-files

I have a lot of pictures (*.jpg) on my computer, wich I surely don't modify in the next time. By storing them in a single ISO-file, I avoid a fragmentation of the harddisk and can better work with ...
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What is the use of the [BOOT]/Bootable_NoEmulation.img file on several boot images?

I've seen a file called [BOOT]/Bootable_NoEmulation.img on several boot images, and always wondered what it's use is. Neither found a suitable magic number nor could Google help me so I ask here. ...
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How to make iso image in Ubuntu linux that booted from live usb?

How to make an iso image in Ubuntu 12.04 linux that booted from live usb? The normal way as I understand is to use dd: umount /dev/cdrom dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/media/EOS_DIGITAL/snow_leopard_cd_bydd ...
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Image is too big for DVD, even though the image is small enough?

I am trying to burn an ISO image to a DVD. The DVD is supposed to store 4.7 GB, but when I try to burn the image to it, Windows says the DVD is too small. The image is 4.51 GB big, and uses 4.51 GB ...
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Where can I download Windows 8 Enterprise edition ISO image alone legally, from Microsoft? [duplicate]

I obtained a licence key for Windows 8 Enterprise 64 bit edition when I have MSDN subscription active. I forgot to download ISO image of Windows 8 64 bit Enterprise edition at that time. Recently I ...
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Removing All Windows Drivers

I currently use Clonezilla to copy an image of a computer that I've worked on to many computers (a job of formatting and reinstalling Windows on a large amount of computers). I can't remember the blue ...
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Disk Image for running hardware checks with no hard drive [closed]

I am looking for some disk images to burn to a disk that can be used for running hardware checks when there is no hard drive in the computer. Thanks in advance.
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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 do I copy a the OS X DVD that came with my Mac using a Windows machine?

Even with a clean install of Mountain Lion on an internal SSD, 8 GB of RAM, saving the ISO image to the internal SSD and two different brands (Verbatim & Titan) of unused dual layer DVD+R discs, ...
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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 install Windows 8 on laptop with Windows 7 using Virtual CloneDrive? [duplicate]

I downloaded a student version of Windows 8 Pro and currently have it as an ISO. It tells me that I have to put it in a dvd in order to be able to install it, but I don't have access to one. Would I ...
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How to convert .img to usable VirtualBox format

I have a .img file for Windows 1, and I need to turn it into something which I can use in VirtualBox, such as an ISO, or turning it into a bootable virtual disk for an ICT project. If you need any ...
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Windows 8 Evaluation Edition, No iso seems to have been downloaded?

I've downloaded the Windows 8 Evaluation Edition and got a zip. In this zip, I don't appear to have an ISO image? Have Microsoft stopped supplying it? I wanted to copy the ISO to a memory stick to ...
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How to convert a CD/DVD to ISO using cmd.exe?

Is it possible to convert a CD/DVD to an ISO file using cmd.exe and if so, how? I can think of using dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cdrom_image.iso with Linux systems, but in Windows?
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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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Is there any difference between installing from a burned .iso and installing from the decompressed .iso?

I have a .iso file which installs a program. Do I need to burn it / mount it on a virtual drive? Or does decompressing it work as well?
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Boot to Live CD with VMWare

I have a CentOS6 virtual machine running on VMWare Workstation 7 and I need to boot to a LiveCD to increase my disk size. My problem is that I cant get the VM to boot to the ISO. It always boots to ...
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Is a hard drive image of a virtual machines drive applicable on the host machines hard drive

I have installed Ubuntu on the hard drive of my desktop computer. In Ubuntu I installed VirtualBox to test some Distributions in a virtual machine. Lets say I like some Distribution while ...
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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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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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Install software in ISO files

I have just downloaded an ISO of the Windows 8 Operating System onto my PC that is currently running Windows 7. Instead of burning a DVD, how can I install Windows 8 directly? Also, it is very ...
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Backup cd as image or copy files

I have some old music CDs and I want to backup them before they stop working completely. I know how to backup them technically but I am not sure whether to backup them as images or copy the music ...