Make an ISO Image

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Make an ISO Image

Postby lik » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:20 pm

To make an ISO from your CD/DVD, place the media in your drive but do not mount it. If it automounts, unmount it.
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dd if=/dev/dvd of=dvd.iso # for dvd
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cd.iso # for cdrom
dd if=/dev/scd0 of=cd.iso # if cdrom is scsi

To make an ISO from files on your hard drive, create a directory which holds the files you want. Then use the mkisofs command.
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mkisofs -o /tmp/cd.iso /tmp/directory/

This results in a file called cd.iso in folder /tmp which contains all the files and directories in /tmp/directory/.

Create a mount point for the ISO:
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mkdir /mnt/iso

Now mount the ISO in the mount point with the following command:
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mount myiso.iso /mnt/iso/ -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0
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