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Old 09-07-2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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Creating a CD or DVD image with mkisofs


Hello back!

I use the following command to create a CD or DVD iso from a folder (/backups). This, thanks to keefaz who helped me a lot with this subject.

mkisofs -o ~/iso_images/databurn.iso -r -J /backups

Now, I would like to be able to create an iso image from the CD or DVD I insert. How do I tell mkisofs to use the CD or DVD instead of a folder?

Thanks again my friends,
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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If you're just trying to rip the CD/DVD in its entirety, you can just use 'dd' to copy the entire CD/DVD to a .iso file. The following command should work:
Code:
dd if=/dev/hda of=~/iso_images/cdimage.iso
Replace /dev/hda with the location of your CD/DVD drive (or use /dev/cdrom or /dev/dvd).
 
Old 09-07-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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Also, for mkisofs, I recommend you use '-graft-points', otherwise it will put every file in root directory of CDROM. I usually use these options:

Code:
-graft-points -rational-rock -full-iso9660-filenames -iso-level 2
 
Old 09-07-2008, 06:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H View Post
Also, for mkisofs, I recommend you use '-graft-points', otherwise it will put every file in root directory of CDROM. I usually use these options:

Code:
-graft-points -rational-rock -full-iso9660-filenames -iso-level 2
Thanks for your help TeXMeX. Let's see if I understood: Instead of using:

Code:
mkisofs -o ~/iso_images/databurn.iso -r -J /backups
I should use:
Code:
mkisofs -o -graft-points -rational-rock -full-iso9660-filenames -iso-level 2 ~/iso_images/databurn.iso -r -J /backups
Is that correct?

Thanks again,
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:21 AM   #5
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Not quite, it would have to be:

Code:
mkisofs -o ~/iso_images/databurn.iso -graft-points -rational-rock -full-iso9660-filenames -iso-level 2 -r -J /backups
'-o file' is where the iso will be put. Check the man page for a complete explanation.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 05:18 PM   #6
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Thanks!

Thanks H_TeXMeX_H. I've modified the script according to your suggestion.

I appreciate your help!

Thanks again,
Glore2002.-

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