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How to make an ISO?

I made an ISO out of a directory using the command mkisofs filename.iso source_directory. When I mount the ISO though, I see the file names are pruned. Actually the file names will be something ...
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Is a VirtualBox image just an image of a /* files?

If I make an iso of all the files in / as an iso, will I be able to convert that to a usable VirtualBox image? I've been looking around for documentation, and have been able to find no documentation ...
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Other than using `split`, is there a way around the Apache 2.0 maximum file size limit of 2GB?

I have some ISOs that need to be available across a WAN, so we are using an http server to host them (allows for non-authenticated, read-only access (beyond being on the VPN) to the data store). The ...
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PXE boot FreeBSD iso from pxelinux server

I'm using FOG as a TFTP / PXE server and would like to be able to boot a FreeBSD LiveCD (specifically pfSense, but it could be any LiveCD, really); I've found HOWTOs for booting a "netboot" BSD but ...
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SLAX behaves differently when booted via PXE vs LiveCD from the same iso

I have a SLAX iso that I have created that is used only to run the Citrix ICA client. The ICA client is started in /root/.xinitrc, and when booting from the LiveCD it works properly. /root/.xinitrc ...
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ESXi 4.0u1 - backup/copy options

I have a machine built using ESXi 4.0u1 and it has 3 hard drives. I have my hosts built on different hard drives but wondering about backup options. I do not have RAID but I have 3 drives and 1 is ...
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Trouble loading an ISO

I've created a boot disk and ISO image with paragon. I boot up the Virtual pc with the disk in and I get to my recovery page. When I am supposed to select an ISO image? My Virtual PC doesn't ...
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How can I boot from .iso images stored on the harddrive?

I want to put a .iso file of a bootable linux CD on the harddrive of my computer. I want to have it boot using grub (or lilo), and have it boot from the .iso file as if the .iso was a real CD in the ...
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Mount an ISO Image on Windows 2003

We have a Windows 2003 server that we access via remote desktop. We do not have access to the internet from that server. We would therefore like to mount an ISO file to install a service pack. What ...
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How to boot ISO image using gpxe and memdisk?

I have a repository of an ISO images (many different OS installers in ISO format) under http://myrepos/*.iso. I would like to boot from that repo using gPXE (with/without memdisk if necessary) and ...
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Small footprint 64 bit ISO reader

In the good old days of Windows XP we had the Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for mounting ISO's. Since Vista I have struggled to find a driver level shell extension that works on a 64 bit ...
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Options for booting server to an ISO

I have a server with only a CD Rom drive. From what I can tell the bios doesn't allow booting to USB devices. I want to load an OS which is red hat linux. I have the bootable DVD for the ...
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Find files on a specific sector of a DVD

Is there a tool or way to figure out what file/files are on a specific sector of a DVD? Sometimes when installing from DVD+R's/DVD-R's I get a "Buffer I/O error" message with a sector number of range ...
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Inserting drivers into BartPE ISO image?

Is it possible to insert drivers (sata) directly into an BartPE image, or would I have to build it from scratch?
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Splitting an archive on multiple media

I'm generating archives which are larger than my current physical media ( DVD ). I'd like to split those archives: automatically - instead of generating mini-archives by hand; consistently - so that ...
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How to make a bootable install DVD into multiple CD's

I have a bootable install DVD that I want to install on a older test server that only has a CD Rom. How can I copy that DVD onto multiple CD's in order to install. This server is a DL320 which has a ...
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How can I install Windows 7 without burning a DVD or using a USB Drive?

I downloaded the .iso of Windows 7 and would now like to install it as my main OS. However I can't because I don't have a DVD Burner, a 2+ GB USB Drive, or a external HDD (or extra HDD). So how can I ...
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Dual boot from USB flash drive?

Is it possible to dual boot from a USB flash drive? Also is it possible to boot the operating system from an ISO image (like the Ubuntu Live CD)? How would you go about doing this and what software ...
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Creating an iso file in Linux

I have created iso files by using two commands: dd if=/dev/cdrom of=filename cp /dev/cdrom filename What's the difference between the two, both have worked for me.