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Old 01-22-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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copying distro CDs w/ cdrecord


Now that I've been using Linux for some five months I want to be able to share the
experience with all that are interested; I want to burn my own CDs of Red Hat 9 and
Slackware 9.1. The only problem is that I don't have internet access at home on my
Linux machines (I'm living w/ my parents 'cause I'm in HS and they say no net in my
room) so what you would normally do, download the ISOs and burn them is not an
option for me. I am wondering if I can just mirror the distro CDs I have using one
CD-ROM drive and one CD-RW drive using cdrecord. Is this possible?

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Old 01-22-2004, 08:40 AM   #2
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Sure it is possible to copy a disk. Here is how:
Insert the cd in the cd drive.
dd if=/dev/hdX of= cd.iso
(with X begin the letter of your cd drive)
insert 1 blank cd in cd writer.
cdrecord -scanbus
locate your cd writer.
cdrecord dev=X,Y,Z cd.iso
(where X Y and Z are the numbers you found in the -scanbus)
hope this helps
 
Old 01-22-2004, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thanks,
I look forward to testing it out when I get home and helping distribute Linux!

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Old 01-23-2004, 08:33 AM   #4
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Thanks again,
it worked like a charm and was very straightforward. Now I just have to find some people who want to be liberated and penguinized.
 
  


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