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Old 05-20-2005, 08:37 PM   #1
quaylet
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creating an iso?


hiya all,

Almost too embarrassed to ask but.......I have a Mepis install cd and thought I would copy it. I did just that as a data copy but it will not boot. Then tried to copy as an iso but got lost when my burn application asked for the iso file - there doesn't seem to be one. I'm patently wrong but a tad confused. Hey hum......any advice?

Thanks !
 
Old 05-20-2005, 08:57 PM   #2
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I think that dd will make an exact copy of any filesystem, disk, or dirive
Code:
man dd
Here is some more info
http://www.rajeevnet.com/hacks_hints...s_cloning.html
 
Old 05-20-2005, 09:17 PM   #3
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Yes, dd does the trick.
Example for making a disk image of a floppy:
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=floppy.img
Example for making a CD disk image:
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cdrom.iso

You do need to know your own device file names and check documentation if anything special is needed.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 10:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies teckk/2damncommon - I'll give it a go tomorrow
 
  


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