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Old 11-01-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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burn dvd


Hi
Is it possoble to burn to dvd using the dd command.

Would: "dd if= /dev/cdrom fi= /filename" this work.

I am try to retrieve some file from a hdd that can only boot to runlevel 1
the files are on /hda2 /mnt/usr

Thank you
 
Old 11-01-2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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Curious. Is there any reason you can't hook up that hard drive to another computer and access/copy the files that way?

Also I am not sure what Distribution you are using but here is a couple of links that may help.

From the command line (All Linux) -
http://www.andrews-corner.org/burning.html

Ubuntu or Debian Command Line -
http://www.debuntu.org/2006/06/03/61...e-command-line
 
Old 11-01-2010, 09:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Arndx2,I am using Suse 10.2. I have put the hdd into an enclosure and connected it to the computer via usb, but that did'nt work, I think because both hdd's have partitions hda1 & hda2, probably conflicting.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 09:54 PM   #4
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If its dvd movie iso's try this growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=movie_name.iso of course you must cd to the correct directory first and change movie_name to the actual dvd iso name.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 10:13 PM   #5
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Thanks hoodooman
Its not a movie, its a directory of files, i think about 1.5 gig,its hda2 mounted /usr. I want to make a copy of the whole dir. Unless you can give me some help on recover the system. I ran the recovery from the suse dvd, that fixed some thing but made the situation worse, now i can only get to runlevel 1. i am sure that the fstab file is corupt or missing. I don't know what else to do.
Thanks
 
Old 11-01-2010, 10:28 PM   #6
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To make things a little easier try running a live CD/DVD on the computer you have the hard drive on. This will get you into a live system and then you should be able to access the hard drive partition the files are on and copy/burn them to DVD.

I believe Puppy Linux will pick up the the hard drive pretty easily and I also believe it has a cd/dvd burner program on it. There are other live cd/dvd's you could try as well.

http://www.puppylinux.com/download/index.html

Edit: A couple of others that should work as well.

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
http://www.knoppix.com/

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Old 11-02-2010, 03:24 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4 View Post
Hi
Is it possoble to burn to dvd using the dd command.

Would: "dd if= /dev/cdrom fi= /filename" this work.

I am try to retrieve some file from a hdd that can only boot to runlevel 1
the files are on /hda2 /mnt/usr

Thank you
The correct command syntax is: dd of=/dev/cdrom if=/filename.iso
Where of=output file/device and if=input file (see man dd).

You may need to change the cdrom to dvdrom or other identifier used in your system. The growiso command suggested by hoodooman might work better.

Tom

Last edited by tommyttt; 11-02-2010 at 03:26 AM.
 
Old 11-02-2010, 06:32 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4 View Post
Hi
Is it possoble to burn to dvd using the dd command.

Would: "dd if= /dev/cdrom fi= /filename" this work.

I am try to retrieve some file from a hdd that can only boot to runlevel 1
the files are on /hda2 /mnt/usr

Thank you
The correct syntax of dd is :

Quote:
dd if=<read from file> of=<write to file>
In your case
Quote:
dd if=/filename of=/dev/cdrom
Please check the correct syntax before use.
 
  


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