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MAKE ISO from CD



Sure we all know the command to burn a CD from an ISO with cdrecord:

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# cdrecord  dev=/dev/hdc  example.iso



Now we will reverse the process and I will show you 2 different ways how to make an ISO from a CD:

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# cat /dev/hdc > example.iso

And

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# dd if=/dev/hdc of=example.iso bs=2048 conv=notrunc

Both commands do exactly the same, but the first one might be easier to remember.



NOTE: You use the /dev device in both cases and not the place where it is mounted ( /mnt ).



Bruno



-- May 08 2006 --


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