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Old 04-19-2004, 02:33 AM   #1
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Alcohol 120%, any program like it that'll run on GNU/Linux?


A program like Alcohol 120% that'll let you create virtual drives so you can run games and other software without having to insert the disk. If nothing else, what about Alcohol 120% under Wine? I imagine it'd be sluggish, that's if it works at all.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 02:51 AM   #2
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Code:
mkdir /mnt/adisk
mount -o loop foo.iso /mnt/adisk
 
Old 04-19-2004, 08:38 PM   #3
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I've heard of iso files, how exactly are they extracted from cds?
 
Old 04-19-2004, 08:46 PM   #4
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Do a search for the command mkisofs
or man mkisofs

--Shade

PS- I think it's pretty nifty that you can do many things in linux without 3d party apps like the one mentioned above. It's a nominal thing I don't even think about anymore.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 11:32 PM   #5
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To create an iso file from existing cd, you can just copy the cd, that is:
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cp /dev/cdrom foo.iso
 
Old 04-20-2004, 03:56 AM   #6
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Wow, I never realised creating a cdrom image was THAT easy.
Shade- your PS is very true and that's just one of the things I love about Linux.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 09:21 AM   #7
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Creating an ISO image is easy... but ISOs don't have all the extra data that the Alcohol 120% mds/mdf image format does; stiff like bad sectors, subchannel data, MPS data, that kinda thing. Which means that anything with half-decent copy-protection just plain won't work.
Which kinda still leaves the original question: anyone know of something that can read (and emulate all features of) the Alcohol Media Descriptor images? (or clonecd images, as long as you don't need RMPS emulation)
 
  


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