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Old 07-05-2011, 11:19 PM   #1
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Getting an image from a dvd.

Kernel, slackware 12.0

I have a data DVD+R with a first session written on it. Now I want to write a second session. But I'm afraid, if I do things wrong, to loose the data already written in the first session. So, before burning,I would like to have an image of the disc. How can I do this? I have cdrecord and k3b. Thanks.
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I am fairly sure that K3b has a function to create a disc image under "Tools", but I haven't used K3b in quite some time.

Alternately, you could simply use dd from the command line. The command would look something like this:

dd if=/dev/device of=filename.iso
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:51 PM   #3
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I like very much the dd suggestion. As to k3b, I found that Tools>Copy DVD was what I needed (not knowing the thing about dd). Then I chose 'Only create image'. Unfortunately, I did not open the debug window, to see what command line k3b had used. Thanks and regards.


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