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    how to burn DVD with multiple installation iso's and other supporting data

    I have several computers with varying architectures (32 & 64 bit). Each machine also requires unique driver sets to download (like B43 firmware/drivers for wireless connection). I also have other files that make setting up a machine easier. I'd like to make this stuff available on the same DVD or USB but not sure where to start. Before I go burning DVD's with data and with fire after ruining them. Anyone have some thoughts on how to approach this?

    I've read I can de-construct an iso and add to it, but that won't work with 2 ubuntu live installs; I see how I could de-consruct my 64bit iso and add a new folder and data to it.

    I've also read and thought that I could treat it like a drive that can be partitioned? Not sure I understand the mechanics of properly setting that up. Multiple, selectable, bootable partitions on a DVD: 3 partitions, 1 for 32bit, 1 for 64 bit, and 1 for supporting documentation... Would the DVD need its own boot loader?

    I'm looking into this thread as a solution now: thread

    Any thoughts or direction would be greatly appreciated...
    Last edited by twinturbotom; February 19th, 2013 at 03:09 AM.

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    Re: how to burn DVD with multiple insallatin iso's and other supporting data

    There is some info in this thread.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2081785

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    Re: how to burn DVD with multiple insallatin iso's and other supporting data

    twinturbotom; Hi !

    I ran across these that you may find of interest:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Li...ionFromScratch
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization


    regards

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    Re: how to burn DVD with multiple insallatin iso's and other supporting data

    Thanks for the direction Offgrid and Bashing. I'll read up and attempt somethings in your references; I appreciate the direction! Thanks.

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    Re: how to burn DVD with multiple insallatin iso's and other supporting data

    The problem with the pre-built tools appears that ubuntu 12.10 isn't a supported distro!
    So I'm not burning 32 and 64 isos based on a manual approach:
    here

    Still not sure how I can add supporting files without unpacking each installation iso and customizing the liveCD... which is pretty cool. Although I just wanted to have a directory with files after installs versus customizing each install. We'll see where it goes.

    Thanks. You're replies have been very insightful

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    Re: how to burn DVD with multiple insallatin iso's and other supporting data

    you might be able to do something similar with USB sticks and Unetbootin, as described here:

    http://tazbuntu.blogspot.de/2009/05/...netbootin.html

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    Re: how to burn DVD with multiple insallatin iso's and other supporting data

    I put multiple Ubuntus, gparted, parted magic and other repair ISO all on one flash drive. And then I copy some install scripts that I use and some of my notes on how to do things all on one flash drive.

    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
    Install grub2 to USB -general info
    http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/....html#GRUB_USB
    Label partition & mount:
    sudo grub-install --root-directory=/media/grub2 /dev/sda


    There now are scripts that automate the multi-ISO install.
    These are scripts 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 w/grub2
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...shDriveUSBDisk
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1518273
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/multibootusb/files/
    MultiSystem Another LiveUSB Multiboot French(translate) w/grub2
    http://liveusb.info/dotclear/
    Another: multiboot055.sh
    http://blog.p-mt.net/blog/2009/12/27...oot-usb-stick/
    See yumi for multi-boot versions
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

    Flash drive is really seen as another hard drive, so this also has details on ISO booting.
    This will boot an ISO from a hard drive.
    ISO Booting with Grub 2 from Hard drive - drs305
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot
    Examples - you may copy & edit for your path & ISO version
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...OBoot/Examples
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1549847
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: how to burn DVD with multiple insallatin iso's and other supporting data

    Thank you all for the wealth of information! I greatly appreciate it!

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