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Old 07-23-2015, 06:13 PM   #1
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Is there a way to know if an ISO is hybrid or iso9660?


I read awhile back that the dd command does not work with iso9660 images to write unto a usb stick. the dd commands does work well with hybrid iso's. If the website doesn't mentioned the type of iso, is there a linux command to tell if an iso is hybrd or not? Thanks
 
Old 07-23-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
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Run `fdisk` on the file -- if it shows anything meaningful, it's a hybrid.
http://superuser.com/questions/68321...so-is-a-hybrid

You can convert non-hybrid ISO images by using:
Code:
isohybrid example.iso
The `isohybrid` command is part of syslinux (syslinux-utils in Debian).
http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/Isohybrid
 
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help.

BTW, if you know this, are the iso images from the major distributions are hybrid or iso9660?

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Old 07-23-2015, 10:44 PM   #4
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It is so common these days that the fact that they are hybrid isn't even mentioned.

When in doubt I try to use them in a virtual machine as a hard drive.
 
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It is so common these days that the fact that they are hybrid isn't even mentioned.

When in doubt I try to use them in a virtual machine as a hard drive.
Yes, I was searching the web and most of them say they're hybrid. Thanks
 
  


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