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Old 06-22-2003, 11:30 PM   #1
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Question What software can be used to create Virtual CD ?


How to do it in mandrake? Where to download it ?
 
Old 06-22-2003, 11:37 PM   #2
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heres a program to mount iso's
 
Old 06-22-2003, 11:59 PM   #3
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You don't need to download a program. Try:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=virtual+cd

This shows the value of searching the forums before asking your question.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 12:00 AM   #4
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i'm sure that program is nice, but you certainly don't need
it.
you can
cat /dev/cdrom > /image.iso
mount -o loop /image.iso /mnt/mountpoint

and you've got your virtual cdrom.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 07:42 PM   #5
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first of all, how to create *.iso image file? With what software?
 
Old 06-23-2003, 08:32 PM   #6
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you don't need special software to create an iso image.
you can use dd of cat.

that command above will make an iso image of the
disk in /dev/cdrom.

you can name the file whatever you wish.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 10:33 PM   #7
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can you give me an example how to use that command ?

Let say I have a CD that contains a Directory named Emil, in it has all *.mp3 songs, so, how to create image for this directory and mount it as virtual drive ?
 
Old 06-23-2003, 10:34 PM   #8
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So that i can play the songs without CD.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 11:22 PM   #9
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put cd in drive
assuming your cdrom is at /dev/cdrom
cat /dev/cdrom > /songs.iso
makes image

to load image, decide where you want it to be,
say /mnt/image1
mkdir /mnt/image1
mount -o loop /songs.iso /mnt/image1

the contents of the cdrom will be at /mnt/image1
 
Old 06-24-2003, 10:02 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by whansard
put cd in drive
assuming your cdrom is at /dev/cdrom
cat /dev/cdrom > /songs.iso
makes image

to load image, decide where you want it to be,
say /mnt/image1
mkdir /mnt/image1
mount -o loop /songs.iso /mnt/image1

the contents of the cdrom will be at /mnt/image1
Hi, when i did mount, it said File System not defined,
why ?
 
Old 06-24-2003, 11:18 PM   #11
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mine doesn't make me type the filesystem.

mount -t iso9660 -o loop <filename> <mountpoint>

you can't do that with a music cdrom. only data.
oh wait. it could be something else.
you have to do it as root, i think.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 11:24 PM   #12
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mine doesn't make me type the filesystem.

mount -t iso9660 -o loop <filename> <mountpoint>

you can't do that with a music cdrom. only data.
oh wait. it could be something else.
you have to do it as root, i think.
Thanks, anyway, I think I had better use Nero Burning ROM in windows.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 02:01 AM   #13
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OK... on a related topic, and to save LQ some DB space...

I'm currently an IT admin for a college. The college has been using a dedicated CD image server for about a year now. The server runs on Win2K.

I'm thinking of introducing a Linux server to replace this current one which runs on hardware that is way too good to be deployed as a dumb CD image server.

I know how to create ISO images, and I know how to set sharing access to these files.

The thing is, the current implementation of this CD image server is using VirtualCD for the client-side (all Win98 PCs) to access the images (which is in .VCD format, which I think I can find ways to convert it to .ISO files). The neat thing about this program is that it actually creates another CD drive on the Windows PCs. And when you double-click on a CD image description (on the VirtualCD client app), the image gets mounted onto this "virtual" CD drive.

What I want to know is, does anyone know any freeware Windows app that can mount ISO images as virtual CDs as described above? And can this app access ISO images stored over the network?

Feedback will be highly appreciated!
 
Old 06-25-2003, 05:22 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by futurist
Thanks, anyway, I think I had better use Nero Burning ROM in windows.

that reminds me of 10 years ago in a computer lab,
when a girl asked me if with word perfect, she could
open a file, and change the disk and save the file,
so she could have copies on 2 different disks.

i said, " i don't know, but i can copy the file to the hard
drive, then copy it to the second floppy." she didn't
understand that was possible, and it scared her, so
she wouldn't let me do it.

anyway, the loopback option is a very simple thing, and
i'm sure the command that creates the .iso image
seems fishy to you too, since you've never used it.
you can use it for floppy images and hard drive partition
images too.

don't worry about it, and just do what you want.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 07:17 AM   #15
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The issue here is actually not creating a virtual CD in the sense of the word per se. I don't think futurist even knows what's the meaning of virtual CD. Look at his post (#7) in this thread. He just wants to take part of the CD and put it on his hard drive.

You don't need to convert it into an ISO or whatever. It's the same as in Windows, just copy the folder onto your hard disk!

Next time, phrase your question properly.
 
  


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