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My preference is Slysoft Virtual Clone Drive. It's great because: you can mount/dismount by right-clicking on the drive the drive remembers what has been mounted before you can mount an iso by right-clicking the ISO itself. No issues with device driver signing, etc. I dumped Daemon Tools a while ago. Using it on Win7 7100 64 bit with no problem. Feels ...


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I would prefer the free (for non-commercial purposes) version of Daemon Tools Lite. Some other tools (merged from the other answers): Virtual Clone Drive Magic ISO Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel Gizmo Drive


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If you like free open source software, try http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/ I use it both on Windows XP and Windows 7. Works great and there is no risk of spyware etc. Edit: There is a portable version as well.


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Linux has a loopback device which lets you mount files that contain a filesystem on them. This will work for images of partitions (i.e. an ext3 backup image) but also works for cdrom images as well. This command allows you to mount an iso image. In order of this to work, /mnt/disk must already exist: mount -o loop disk.iso /mnt/disk The -o switch is for ...


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I've always used daemon-tools (remember to untick their adware during the install tho), but Virtual CloneDrive seems good too (and works with windows 7 rc).


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I have done this only recently - works really well. I have an 8GB usb key with several ISO images on it. When I boot from the key, I get to choose which ISO to boot from. Pretty damn cool. This is all courtesy of GRUB. Instructions here: http://themudcrab.com/acronis_grub4dos.php In the example it is showing how to boot a single Acronis recovery ISO, but ...


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My preference is for Virtual Clone Drive or Magic ISO. VCD is one of the few mounting applications i've got to work in Windows 7, both 32 and 64bit.


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ImgBurn


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By far the best free ISO mounting tool out there is Pismo file mount. Some highlights: Works great on Windows Vista/7 x64 (not natively x64 but completely compatible) Drives only exist when an ISO is mounted and are removed when there is no ISO mounted Small memory footprint Has simple minimalist right click shell integration Unattended installation No ...


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Are you even sure if the ISO image will work on a USB device? Some ISOs which will boot if they are on a CD/DVD will not actually boot from a USB device. Assuming the ISO you want has has a bootloader that will work, then it should be as simple as dd if=filename.iso of=/dev/usbdevice but this will replace anything that is currently on the USB disk. If ...


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CDBurner XP usually suffice for casual tasks but it's not that light (it's featherweight near Nero though) MagicISO is tiny; I use it for ISO mounting and ripping, but it can also do regular burns


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The Built in Disk Utility can do it.


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Why do you need to actually mount the ISO? Instead of installing unnecesasry 3rd party apps on your server, why not just use something like 7-zip to extract the contents of the ISO?


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For copying CDs then both are fine although I generally expliciatlly set the block size by doing dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cdrom.iso bs=512 For other block devices then cp might not work if the block size on the device is unexpected. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dd_(Unix) Note that an attempt to copy the entire disk image using cp may omit the final ...


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I have used Virtual Clone drives for a very long time but one application that made me change is: Pismo File Mount Audit Package. Quoting from their website Pismo File Mount Audit Package is a Windows application that allows users to mount the contents of ZIP, ISO, Compact ISO, Compact File Set and Private Folder files to the file system as virtual ...


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MagicDisk works with Vista. They have a download for Windows 7 as well, but I haven't tried it.


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I use MagicDisc from MagicISO, besides its free, it works on Vista X64 EDIT: Ok, yes also Virtual Clone Drive is a cool tool, I used it when I was on x86, but at the time I made the change it didn't support x64 and now it does...


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You can carry out a net install. This is a 10M iso file that boots and allows you to install the OS from the net.


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Is the system running an existing version of Windows? Then you should just be able to extract the contents of the iso (say with winrar or virtual clone drive) to another partition and run the setup.exe. Here's a guide.


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It's not trivially possible to split an bootable DVD into multiple CDs, as the installation program(s) will expect all of the installation media to be coming from a single source. To support multiple sources the installation program would need modifying to know how the media is distributed across the CDs and prompt you to insert the correct one at each ...


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For 64-Bit there is only two that I use. The first is Daemon Tools Lite. It's a tray icon application that allows you to mount an ISO by double clicking and fully 64-Bit. Since I have never really minded having a drive letter waiting I am not sure if you can make it create a drive on the fly however. Since Windows 7 I have been using MagicISO. It's Windows ...


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Download the .exe files and run them. They will extract to c:\dell\drivers\driverID. From there, you should be able to copy the .inf files.


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I know you can do this in UNetbootin gui. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks like you can do it by command-line, as well: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/unetbootin/wiki/commands unetbootin method=diskimage isofile="my.iso" installtype=USB targetdrive=/dev/sdc1


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I've got an isovfy utility. From the man page: isovfy is a utility to verify the integrity of an iso9660 image. Most of the tests in isovfy were added after bugs were discovered in early versions of mkisofs. It isn't all that clear how useful this is anymore, but it doesn't hurt to have this around. Maybe that will help?


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The steps below show how to use the Disk Utility functionality. (Copied from Life Hacker). Launch Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities). Insert your blank DVD or CD. Drag and drop your .dmg or .iso file to the left pane in Disk Utility. Now both the blank disk and the .iso/.dmg should be listed. Select the .iso/.dmg file you want to burn to disc, and ...


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I'm totally happy with Daemon Tools Lite. Simple, easy, lightweight, totally compatible with Windows 7 (x64 ed. too).


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I use the very lightweight IsoRecorder for burning ISOs on Windows.


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I have used CDBurnerXP for quite some time and it has always done it's job for me and it does all of the things that you describe. When you're used to Nero, CDBurnerXP will feel a lot lighter. In short: Lightweight? Yes. Ability to burn data CD/DVD? Yes. Ability to burn audio CD? Yes. Ability to burn ISO images? Yes. Small? The installer is 3.1 MB, so I ...


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Just mount the ISO with VCD control panel or Daemon tools, or something similar, then run the service pack installer from the mounted ISO.


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From Linux there's a very easy way to create a bootable memory stick from an ISO image -- and this should work for any OS. Assuming the memory stick is /dev/sdb and the image is /home/username/Downloads/system.iso. Just do this (as root): dd if=/home/username/Downloads/system.iso of=/dev/sdb Much easer than unetbootin or any other method I've heard of. ...



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