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How to write ISO image to usb memory stick from linux command-line?

I'm having trouble figuring out how I would write an ISO disk image to a USB flash memory device from the command line in Ubuntu. I have the Startup Disk Creator utility, but I need to be able to ...
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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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Mounting an ISO on Windows Server 2008 [duplicate]

I've been trying to mount an ISO file on Windows Server 2008 without success. I've tried MagicISO, Daemon Tools, and Pismo Disk Mounter, but all of them give me some error or another. I'm guessing ...
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How to mount an ISO file in Linux?

I have just created ISO using these instructions: http://serverfault.com/questions/5689 How can I mount this iso image that was created?
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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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is there an fsck for .iso disk images?

I have an iso file on a hard drive that's been having problems. Is there any way to check that the file didn't get corrupted, like an fsck for iso file systems?
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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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Share .iso files on CentOS for remote mounting anywhere via Internet

I have a remote computer suppport business and we have the need to remotely mount .iso files on a client machine from time to time for use to grab driver updates and so on. We own a huge server on the ...
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Easiest way to change default mirror of an Ubuntu ISO

What is the easiest way to "patch" an Ubuntu ISO so that the default mirror is different? Details: We're behind a proxy so upon initial installations, the process isn't able to the see the mirror ...
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How to convert a TAR file into an ISO file

I have a Linux TAR file that I would like to convert directly into an ISO. Is there a way to do this, preferably, without having to extract the contents of the file first? This would be similar to ...
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Windows boot iso file without press any key

I'm trying to make an iso file which will boot without any key-press from the user. In Windows iso files, when booting from a cd, there is a message "press any key to boot from cd" which will wait for ...
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How can I install Windows 7 without burning a DVD or using a USB Drive? [closed]

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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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.
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Is there a way to change a .iso files volume id from the command line?

I have a .iso file under linux and have been trying to find a way to change the volume id without having to recreate the .iso file. Most of the authoring tools such as mkisofs provide a switch for ...
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How to view a full disk data (more than one partition) cloned with dd

I've a disk image done with dd: dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/fulldisk.img /dev/sda have some partitions (Windows+Linux) My problem is: I need to know if the image is done well, how can I access data? ...
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How to install VMware 5.5 and higher on HP BL460c G6

I have an HP ProLiant BL460c G6 with the HP NC532i Dual Port 10Gbe BL-c Adapter installed. VMware won't install on this machine stating the network device is not found. This happens with both the ...
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Is it possible to copy a (.ISO) file that lives on an NTFS file-system within a VMDK file to the datastore VMFS using ESX SSH terminal?

I have several .ISO DVD backup files stored on a virtualized Win2008 server. Is there a simple way to mount the NTFS partition stored in a VMDK file using the ESX SSH terminal so that I can copy it ...
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How do I create an ISO image from a directory structure on CentOS?

I'm trying to figure out the exact mkisofs cmd to create the ISO with the following directory and file structure. I've tried different commands, but when I mount the ISO that is created the directory ...
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PXE Boot PCLinuxOS ISO

I'm in the process of trying to convert some computers at my local school to be diskless browser stations. We've identified PCLinuxOS as the OS we'd like to use due to it's easy interface for ...
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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 create a custom ISO image in CentOS

I am trying to create a custom ISO image which would install the minimal required RPMS along with some custom written RPM of my app. and Also wants to perform some post install steps like configuring ...
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Is it Possible to Install Windows Service Pack from ISO Image?

We know that it is possible to directly install Windows OS (or any OS) using ISO image without extracting it to a local folder by an end user. I am using Oracle VirtualBox for creating multiple ...
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Linux Kickstart Scipts

I've been working on a kickstart script for a Scientific Linux install. My goal is to create a CD ISO so that someone can install it easily on a server. I've been able to do a decent amount with it ...
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Does `mkisofs` modify the boot image and/or boot catalog?

I've been playing around with Kickstart on RHEL 6.2, and that involves re-mastering the install ISO. I've noticed something strange, though. If I issue the following command once (where diskFiles is ...
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Clone Ubuntu server setup to many machines

I need to replicate an Ubuntu server setup on 10-15 servers. I have a fresh Natty 64-bit server installed on a machine with all the extra required packages installed (no user data, system hasn't been ...
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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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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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Servers Hostname Normalisation [duplicate]

I'm currently building a private servers farm with a thousand and thousand hosts, and I suddenly faced a really interesting question that I was unable to answer at the moment. Is there a Standard ...
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Why is my WinPE 4 image growing and growing after every commit?

I am currently building a WinPE 4 ISO and I am wondering why the ISO file keeps growing after every commit and iso build. All i am changing is some lines of powershell code, which for sure are not as ...
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Installing Fedora 17, Error “you have not created a bootloader stage1 target device” [closed]

Installing Fedora 17 on a new computer with the live CD ISO. When I get to the part where I create new partitions for the Fedora Installation I get these errors: you have not created a bootloader ...
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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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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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Bootable tool to image hard disk over network

I'm looking for a tool, preferably a minimal Linux build, which can, or fairly simply be modified to, boot as an ISO image and automatically download a disk image over a network and apply it to a ...
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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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Operating System not found when loading DD image in VMware

I provide much details below to hopefully make my issue as clear as possible. Using dd if=/dev/ps3da2 of=/mnt/edexhdd/EDPS3LINUX.iso bs=16384 I copied a fairly huge partition from a physical Linux ...
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Rebuild Fedora 19 ISO adding Kickstart for USB install

I am attempting to edit a Fedora 19 DVD ISO to add a kickstart file. I then need this ISO burnt to a USB stick for instillation. The error I get when booting is Warning: Could not boot. Warning: ...
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Do worldwide datacenters have global/standard unique code or name?

Some datacenter providers have 3-4 letter codes for their locations. However, it seems there is not international standards for this?
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Is there another way of installing an operating system from an ISO File without using Datastore ISO file

I am trying to install a Windows 7 on an empty virtual machine with the VMware Infrastucture Client. Because I do not have the image on the Datastore, I am looking for an alternative. Is there ...
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Recommendation for locale on server: ISO (latin) or UTF-8

What is the recommended locale setting on a server that is used as an web and database server. Are there any drawbacks not using UTF-8 as default?
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ISO Mounting Software for a Windows VM

I have read and viewed this question on Server Fault and NONE of these options work on a Parallels VM running 64 bit windows server 2003. Does anyone know of any ISO mounting Software that will work ...
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KVM boot from an iso?

I'm having trouble with a hosting company that can't seem to install a slackware-13.1.iso image O.o I'm not sure if they're just trying to fool me around or it's really possible. I would appreciate ...
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Unattended Fedora kickstart that works as CD/DVD *and* USB

Is it possible to create one ISO with one kickstart file that will work correctly when written to CD/DVD and as a USB? As far as I can tell I need two separate versions as modifications are needed in ...
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BackupExec first setup - is this all I need?

I have purchased BE 2010, an SQL agent, an Exchange 2010 agent and 12 server agents. Symantec gave me a link to their website, but no matter with which serial number I log in, I get the same download ...
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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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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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Creating Custom Fedora/CentOS ISOs

I've been working on creating some custom Linux ISOs and have recently ran into some issues. Originally, I used bootcdwrite along with some scripts for create an ISO of the running config on a Debian ...
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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 ...