Create iso images of cds and dvds on Linux

Last Updated on April 18, 2021 by admin

Where you need third party programs to create iso images on Windows, you can do this with a single cat command on Linux operating systems. Open a terminal and find out the name of your disk drive, which is located in /dev:

find /dev/*cd*

/dev/cdrom
/dev/cdrw
/dev/scd0

The file named scd0 or similar is your drive. Now enter following to create an image (I'll create it on my desktop - replace my username with yours):

cat /dev/scd0 > /home/christian/someubuntu.iso

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