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    how to find iso image after download

    after creating the dvd i vaguely remember seeing the iso file listed twice...i deleted one. now i cant find the iso image anywhere and i want to make a usb stick from it. when i bring up brasero it still shows two items for that file with the same name but if i click on either of them i get the same error that the file is gone.

    the file is not in the trash.

    is it really gone?

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    Re: how to find iso image after download

    Is anything ever really gone?
    try this command from a terminal

    Code:
    find / -name *.iso
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    Re: how to find iso image after download

    Quote Originally Posted by LowSky View Post
    Is anything ever really gone?
    try this command from a terminal

    Code:
    find / -name *.iso
    i am pretty sure of the original name of the file, so this is what i typed:
    Find / -10.04-desktop-i386*.iso
    and got 'command not found'
    then i retyped without the capital 'F' and got 'unknown predicate'


    i typed this beginning from the $ prompt, is that correct?


    sorry, i am very new at this. i need 'instructions for dummies'...

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    Re: how to find iso image after download

    Quote Originally Posted by salima View Post
    after creating the dvd i vaguely remember seeing the iso file listed twice...i deleted one. now i cant find the iso image anywhere and i want to make a usb stick from it. when i bring up brasero it still shows two items for that file with the same name but if i click on either of them i get the same error that the file is gone.

    the file is not in the trash.

    is it really gone?
    I'm not trying to be a wise guy here but did you look in 'Download'?

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    Re: how to find iso image after download

    You need to type that command exactly without changing anything. Copy and paste it into the Terminal.
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    Re: how to find iso image after download

    Quote Originally Posted by salima View Post
    i am pretty sure of the original name of the file, so this is what i typed:
    Find / -10.04-desktop-i386*.iso
    and got 'command not found'
    then i retyped without the capital 'F' and got 'unknown predicate'


    i typed this beginning from the $ prompt, is that correct?


    sorry, i am very new at this. i need 'instructions for dummies'...
    You entered a wrong command. it should have been something like:
    find / -name 10.04-desktop-i386.iso

    so no star if you know the filename
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    Re: how to find iso image after download

    thanks for the answers everyone-
    actually i did look in download, the download helper file, and the brasero files but no luck.

    if i enter either of those commands above now i am getting 'permission denied' and various gibberish.

    should i be doing this from root?

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    Re: how to find iso image after download

    You can run the find command as root so that the command can search in folders where you don't normally have read access. However, I highly doubt you would have downloaded the .iso to one of these system folders. No harm in trying though!

    Code:
    sudo find / -name *.iso
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    Re: how to find iso image after download

    There is also the locate command which can find a file anywhere on the computer:

    locate *.iso

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    Re: how to find iso image after download

    thanks anyway, but i think it is really gone. none of this works for me.

    i will have to go about it another way.

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