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Old 01-26-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
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Post Make an ISO just like with WINISO (under Linux)


When I need an ISO made in the past I would use winISO. It makes me an ISO in APSI mode, it keeps all bootable information and what not..

Can someone point me in a way on how I can create an ISO under Linux?

I currently run SuSE9 w/ Ximian XD2 Desktop..

Thanks all
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:00 AM   #2
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mkisofs is what you need.

Options of interest are probably -J (joliet file names), -R (Rock Ridge directory info), and -o which sets the output file name. An example, if I were going to make the directory myfiles into an iso would be

mkisofs -R -J -o myfiles.iso myfiles

If you have loopback support you can do a mount -o loop myfiles.iso some_dir to test to see what it looks like.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:02 AM   #3
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if its an iso from CD/DVD, then with it unmounted you will type :
dd if=/dev/dvd of=dvd.iso
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cd.iso
these are examples, your devices may be named something else

To make an ISO from files on your hard drive, create a directory which holds the files you want. Then use the mkisofs command.

mkisofs -o /tmp/output/cd.iso /directory/with/files

type man mkisofs for more options to be used ..
 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:54 PM   #4
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Ok great! I checked and I have it..

I tried as you said.. I looked at the MAN page too.. and HOY! Lots of options..

All I am trying to do is retain it as it were. I take it the -R saves bootable info?

mkisofs -R -J -o CD1.iso /media/cdrom

Thanks! I am running that command as i type
 
Old 01-26-2004, 01:09 PM   #5
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To make a bootable iso you need to look at the -b and -G options and you will have to have a bootable image to supply.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 02:43 PM   #6
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hmmm Well i used KE3 and it made an .img file with 2 or so clicks..

I just want to fire off a command and it make an ISO (or whatever) that keeps all its propertys like winISO does..

thanks for all your help
 
  


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