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    Partitioning a DVD, Multiple .isos, and Combining .isos

    Ok, I want to create a DVD with all four K/X/L/Ubuntu live CDs on it. I'm going to make one with the LTS versions and one with the latest.So first question, is it possible to partition a DVD? If so, how can I do it? Can I install each Live CD on a partition and give me a boot option (with GRUB 2 or other bootloader). Or, can I combine all of this into one .iso file and burn it to the DVD? That way I could distribute it and make it easer for other people to do the same. My goal here is to make it easier to show people Ubuntu. With all of the derivatives in one place, it would be pretty easy. I will probably eventually get a USB to do this, but I don't have spare one. The only one I have is being used for all my Wii hacks.
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    Re: Partitioning a DVD, Multiple .isos, and Combining .isos

    No, you can't partition a DVD. You will need to just extract the files from each, put the boot files in different directories, and tweek the boot loader to choose which one to boot, then burn that.

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    Re: Partitioning a DVD, Multiple .isos, and Combining .isos

    Ok, I don't know how to do that though. Could I get some more specific instructions please?
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    Re: Partitioning a DVD, Multiple .isos, and Combining .isos

    multicd.sh - combine Linux ISOS into one CD
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1071869
    CD/DVD multiboot
    http://multicd.tuxfamily.org/
    http://blog.p-mt.net/archives/644


    It is easier with a USB flash drive.

    I did it manually with grub2 install before I found about these scripts:
    This is a script to install many ISOs. Some that will not loopmount by installing a kernel and boot image.
    MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB disk
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1518273
    http://blog.p-mt.net/archives/644
    Another LiveUSB Multiboot
    http://liveusb.info/dotclear/

    MultiBoot USB with Grub2 (boot directly from iso files)
    Basically you just install grub2, create a folder for the isos and edit a grub.cfg to loop mount the isos.
    HOWTO: Booting LiveCD ISOs from USB flash drive with Grub2
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1288604
    http://ubuntu-ky.ubuntuforums.org/sh....php?t=1535864
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Partitioning a DVD, Multiple .isos, and Combining .isos

    Awesome thank you! I'll mark this thread as solved. If I have more questions, I'll just re-use this thread! Yeah, I really do need to get a USB for this.
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