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Old 06-14-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Attempting to install W7 using iso files - need a lot of help...

I believe this describes what I'm trying to do:

This is my first time doing something like this and I'm afraid of messing up my partitions and what not.

Here's what I'm trying to do: Install Windows 7 (Not sure if i'm dual booting or clean installing yet). I currently run Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. I have the .iso file for Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm used to using Daemon Tools when I used to run windows, but I cannot get that to work for Ubuntu. I've tried using isoMaster (or something like that) and GMountIso but I cannot get them to work.

Can someone give me a simplified guide of how I can get this to work?
Old 06-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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You don't need any extra software (like Daemon Tools) to access the files inside an ISO image. You can simply mount it, as you would an actual disc:

mount -o loop filename.iso /mnt/whatever
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That post is kind of an advanced sort of install.

If you have a newish system then you might consider a virtual machine application. Can run both at same time. Most safe way I know of to suggest.

I'd be more inclined to make a bootable usb. It is pretty easy. I can't access that right now but it is pretty easy to make.

Many distro's already mount an ISO image by default.
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You can also use unetbootin to place iso on usb stick.


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