Making any ISO

While building a new win7 VM, I discovered that some of my software was still on DVD/CD only (the horror), I figured that there must be a easy linux way of making an iso image, and diddle me so there is, its called dd The ultimate frenzy guide to how to use this amazing command can be found at How To Do Everything With DD but for me it boiled down to

dd if=/dev/scd0 of=DVDBACKUP.iso

you just need to know where your dvd drive is mounted

$ mount

/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sda3 on /home type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda1 on /media/SecondHDD type ext3 (rw)
/dev/scd0 on /media/cdrom0 type udf (ro,nosuid,nodev,user=myers) <– This One looks Right


myers@EX-L1:~$ sudo dd if=/dev/scd0 of=DVDBACKUP.iso

7816384+0 records in
7816384+0 records out
4001988608 bytes (4.0 GB) copied, 312.694 s, 12.8 MB/s

Cooooor, instant .iso or any order disk copy you might like (its built into all good OS’s, and by that i mean all with a Unix core { yes yes the turtle neck fruit boys can even be included on this one})

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.