Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-14-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
Posts: 100

Rep: Reputation: 15
Boot ISO without burning?

Is it possible to boot an iso, maybe using GRUB or something, from the hard drive without burning?... I have a CD iso but only DVD-R!
Old 10-14-2005, 08:09 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 128

Rep: Reputation: 15
Re: Boot ISO without burning?

Originally posted by dangerousdave
Is it possible to boot an iso, maybe using GRUB or something, from the hard drive without burning?... I have a CD iso but only DVD-R!
That doesn't seem possible to me, but I'm still trying to think about why not. With LILO I'd say hell no, but maybe grub would support that.

I don't see why having a CD iso and a DVD-r would be a problem. You ought to be able to write normal cd's too no?
Old 10-14-2005, 08:18 PM   #3
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Ubuntu/Kubuntu
Posts: 249

Rep: Reputation: 30
A dvd-r drive will be able to burn a cd-r disc.

You could try qemu, it's an emulator. You can use it to boot a live cd iso before burning it to check it. If youo want to add the iso image to your Grub/Lilo menu so that you can boot your PC using it then I don't think it's possible.

See this
Old 10-16-2005, 05:19 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
You have too instal vmware workstation program and change settings cd to your iso image and than boot your virtual machine from your virtual cd rom
Old 10-16-2005, 05:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Herzliyya, Israel
Distribution: SuSE 10.1; Testing Distros
Posts: 1,832

Rep: Reputation: 47
Image mouter for KDE!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
burning an iso resist_r Linux - Newbie 9 10-06-2005 11:58 AM
burning boot iso???help reg_the_geza Linux - Newbie 3 10-01-2005 02:06 PM
Burning a LINUX iso image for use as a boot disk/CD Howerton Linux - Newbie 9 07-19-2004 03:53 PM
Burning ISO BW~Merlin Linux - Newbie 7 04-21-2004 12:27 AM
Burning iso LabRad Linux - Software 9 09-17-2002 08:25 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:06 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration