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October 22nd, 2013, 06:47 PM
How can I install multiple versions of the install iso on the same DVD?

In the old days, we simply used a cd and one version of xubuntu would fit on one cd. But, now we must use a DVD, so I want to be able to store multiple 'buntu versions on the same DVD rather than wasting a whole dvd for a single version.

How do I do it????



October 22nd, 2013, 07:08 PM
There are several tools and methods to do that with USB (pen)drives, but much less common with multiboot for DVD. I have not come across it (but I guess it is possible and has been done). Would it be OK for you to use a USB multiboot device?

There are a few alternatives: Yumi (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/), Multisystem (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/multiboot-create-a-multiboot-usb-from-linux/), One Button Installer (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2172971)

You can also read this general wiki page about booting from USB drives


October 22nd, 2013, 07:11 PM
I think last time I posted this the user had issues getting it to work. I also suggest using a flash drive. I find then as the ISOs change it is easy to just copy in the new one.

multicd.sh - combine Linux ISOS into one - syslinux boot loader or isolinux.cfg

How to create an Ubuntu All-in-one Live DVD uses grub4dos

Older but procedure is same.

October 24th, 2013, 12:36 AM
I can handle a usb memory module to hold the image files. But, can a dvd-rw have a single image file burned onto it? That way, I could store the image files on a dvd-r, then burn the image onto the dvd-rw as needed.

I'm not sure whether burner software will properly burn an image file onto a dvd-rw though.



October 24th, 2013, 05:47 AM
I read a thread about using dvd-rw at the Ubuntu Forums some time ago. It was described, that it can work like a USB drive (and as far as I understand also be used as a USB boot drive). I'm not very good at [re]finding old threads, but if I find it, I will post a link here.

Edit: I found it: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2173186