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Old 02-07-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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Create .iso image w/k3b


I guess the title says it all. I want to create an iso image of a disc with k3b. I tried using the cd copy dialogue with the 'create image only' option, and I was left with some k3b image and a toc file. Is there some way to change the default image type to iso? I think I have done this before but can't seem to find the option.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:08 PM   #2
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I know this doesn't necessarily answer your question, but you could use dd to make an iso:

dd if=/dev/hdc of=$HOME/whatever.iso

change /dev/hdc to whatever device the cd is in and whatever.iso to what you need to name it
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:11 PM   #3
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Does this make a normal copy or a bit for bit clone copy?
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:14 PM   #4
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dead on bit for bit. dd is usually a touch slower than other methods, but it will copy each and every byte (useful for instance if the original cd is bootable and you need the cd boot record copied).
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:33 PM   #5
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useful for instance if the original cd is bootable and you need the cd boot record copied
Thats exactly what I wanted it for. Thanks.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 01:26 PM   #6
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no problem. be sure to see the man page for dd, it has alot of options. The command above works good for cd's, but when you start cloning partitions and other things you might need a few options.
 
  


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