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    [Q] 4 .iso's compressed into 1?

    I want to burn 4 different .iso's onto one disk.
    Ubuntu 12.10 32bit: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...release=latest
    ubuntu 12.10 64bit: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...release=latest
    Mint Mate 14 32bit: http://mirror.nexcess.net/linuxmint/...-dvd-32bit.iso
    Mint Mate 64bit: http://mirror.nexcess.net/linuxmint/...-dvd-64bit.iso

    I want to know how to do this. Is there a way to make it 1.iso and burn it normally? I have tried this and got no luck: http://multicd.tuxfamily.org/#Instructions

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: [Q] 4 .iso's compressed into 1?

    I'm on ubuntu 12.10 64bit

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    Re: [Q] 4 .iso's compressed into 1?

    Did you follow the instructions precisely? What failed?
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    Re: [Q] 4 .iso's compressed into 1?

    I find it easier just to copy ISO to a flash drive and use grub to loopmount boot them. You just need to install grub to flash drive, create a grub.cfg with the ISO boot stanza.

    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
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...tly_From_GRUB2


    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

    Hard drive not really different than flash drive since flash is seen as a second drive. Partition number and path are critical in getting it to work.

    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: [Q] 4 .iso's compressed into 1?

    I did the 2nd code and it didn't work with mint 32bit. I tried just Ubuntu and it worked but didn't get the. Iso

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    Re: [Q] 4 .iso's compressed into 1?

    edit: I got "Could not open 32.linuxmint".

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    Re: [Q] 4 .iso's compressed into 1?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    I find it easier just to copy ISO to a flash drive and use grub to loopmount boot them. You just need to install grub to flash drive, create a grub.cfg with the ISO boot stanza.

    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
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...tly_From_GRUB2


    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

    Hard drive not really different than flash drive since flash is seen as a second drive. Partition number and path are critical in getting it to work.

    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
    It is easier but I plan to put them on DVD's for commercial use. (sell them) And find it easier to sell them on discs.

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    Re: [Q] 4 .iso's compressed into 1?

    I figured it out, Is it possible to make it smaller as GB wise. It is too big to fit on a 4.7gb disc. Any suggestions?

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    Re: [Q] 4 .iso's compressed into 1?

    I tried to right click compress to .iso and it only kept a folder called '.' And there was nothing in it. Any other ways of compressing it?

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    Re: [Q] 4 .iso's compressed into 1?

    Quote Originally Posted by thelildrummabot View Post
    I tried to right click compress to .iso and it only kept a folder called '.' And there was nothing in it. Any other ways of compressing it?
    4 ideas-
    - Double density disks... but not all users have double density drives.
    - Unpack the ISO's and all the tar.gz's on the iso and change the compression rates on the build back to ISO. See creating custom distro's or custom LiveCD's. The reference pages have tip's on changing the compression. Of course the compression factor will affect performance of the Live Image having to expand more on starting up. This may impact on how user's view the performance of those images.
    - Create a single ISO combining what is common between but, reference the common in the install manifest... That is how LiveCD's and Install ISO's work with included varied arch'es and flavor's right? Or like the old Alternate Install or Minimum Install ISO'es... Select options from a common local apt repo.
    - Create a Net Install ISO targeted at the various install "current" images located elsewhere.
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