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Old 11-16-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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Question ripping ISO's

ok, well first i gotta say im a newb in linux, i just installed SuSE 9.2 pro coming from windows xp pro, and well, i have a Q, im trying to use vmware to install windows xp as a guest machine and it tells me that either the cd isnt bootable(which i know it is bcuz ive used it to install xp an uncountable amount of times) , but anyways i was wondering how i would go about ripping an iso in linux, i would normally use magicISO in windows but i tried it with wine and it just keeps giving me errors when i try to click an option

any info would help, and like i said im a newb and im not used to using all those commands in Konsole/terminal so if u gimme any commands, could ya please tell me all the steps i have to perform b4 getting to those steps ,,, thx

ive looked all over the web and cant find anything

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Old 11-16-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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i've done this before, but cant remember the exact syntax..Open a console and type "man mkisofs", and it should help you.

Old 11-16-2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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If you wanna extract files from an iso, just mount it and browse it: in the console, type:

mkdir isomount
(isomount will be your point of mounting isos, can be any name, preferably in your /home)

mount -t loop /path/to/the/iso /home/damaster/isomount/

then just browse the isomount dir, the cd will be there. But I fail to see how is this going to help get winxp installed in vmware.

If you rip the cd with mkisofs, the iso file generated will be an exact clone of the cd, hence, not bootable, as well. You'd better generate the floppy discs to install xp with, and try to boot vmware using them.

By the way: if you are new to linux, is your first effort to install vmware and xp in it? Suppose - best scenario - you succeed and have all your xp apps running ok, whats the point in installing linux? If you fail, what's the point again?

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Old 11-16-2004, 05:47 PM   #4
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No, to rip an iso directly withOUT mounting it:
open a console and type:
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/home/damaster/MyVeryOwnISO.iso
i think this takes with it any el-torito boot floppies.

this is how i copied the following:
slackware 9.1 discs 1-4,
slackware 10.0 discs 1-4
mandrake 7.2 disc 1 (my very first linux!!:))
windows 2000 pro oem disc
windows xp pro oem disc
the limitation with that method is it only takes data from the current session and it will not rip audio.

Last edited by db391; 11-16-2004 at 05:51 PM.
Old 11-17-2004, 06:03 AM   #5
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ya, im just tryin to rip the whole .iso so i can use it in vmware to install xp because for some reason it wont give the virtual machine access to the cdrom
but i'll try that, thx



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