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Old 01-26-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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Creating an ISO image of a CD

Is it possible with mkisofs, cdparanoia or other such Linux utilities, to read a CD (data, audio, enhanced, etc.) and create an ISO image from it?

I'm mainly interested because I want to create an ISO of an "enhanced CD" I've made of my own music - i.e. audio tracks, plus a data section with extra audio files, info on the recording, etc.. This is so that if anyone else wants a copy of the CD, I just pop in a CD-R and use cdrecord to burn a copy straight from the ISO.

In case you wondered why I don't just make an ISO from the original files: I've Googled for info on authoring enhanced CDs with Linux command-line tools, and what I've found isn't pretty. Much easier, it seems, to author it in Nero, and (if possible) make an ISO image from the finished CD itself.

Unless anyone knows an easier way, in which case I'd welcome it

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my knowledge on this is that that's not possible, as an iso file is only one track. in an audio or mixed cd, you have multiple tracks of data, which won't work as an iso. you'd need to make a cue/bin or such like.
Old 01-26-2005, 11:03 PM   #3
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I've been able to make images of CDs for duplication by using:

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cdrom.img

The resulting file can then be copied to a CD-RW using xcdroast or cdrecord (my preference). I've used this procedure to burn copies of non-ISO format CDs from other OSs (say, VMS) without any trouble.

I haven't tried it for the enhanced type you're attempting but I think it'd be worth a try.


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