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Introduction

For an introductory explanation of ISO images and burning them see IsoImage.This page details how to create an ISO (.iso) file from a CD or DVD.

Why would I want to do this?

Iso images are useful because they are always available quickly. Two common uses of iso images are:

  1. Creating images of discs that you copy frequently. This means that you can make copies in the future without the source disc - see BurningIsoHowto.

  2. Creating images of discs you use frequently so that you do not have to have the disc in the drive to access them - see MountIso.

Creating an iso image from a non-music CD or DVD

GUI

  1. Insert the CD or DVD
  2. Wait for the File Browser to pop-up with the files on the disc
  3. Click the "Computer" icon in the toolbar above the files (between "Home" and "Search")
  4. Right-click the icon of the CD
  5. Select "Copy Disc..."
  6. Alongside "Copy disc to:", change the drop-down to read "File image"
  7. Click "Write"
  8. Choose where you want to save the file
  9. Click OK

The icon of the CD can also be found on the Desktop after the disc has been inserted. This icon can also be used for steps 4 - 9.

Command line

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=file.iso (assuming /dev/cdrom is where the CD is mounted, and file.iso is the name you want to give the ISO, in the current directory)

Creating an iso image from a music CD or DVD

  1. Insert the CD or DVD
  2. Wait for Sound Juicer to pop-up with the songs on the disc
  3. Close Sound Juicer
  4. Click "Places" > "Computer" (the menu at the top of your screen)

  5. Right-click the icon of the CD
  6. Select "Copy Disc..."
  7. Alongside "Copy disc to:", change the drop-down to read "File image"
  8. Click "Write"
  9. Choose where you want to save the file
  10. Click OK

The icon of the CD can also be found on the Desktop after the disc has been inserted. This icon can also be used for steps 5 - 10.

Listening the audio tracks of an iso image from a music CD

To be completed.


CreateIsoFromCDorDVD (last edited 2017-09-04 21:40:42 by ckimes)