creating .iso cd-image file of a local cdrom

Ghodmode ghodmode at
Fri May 4 11:08:47 UTC 2007

On 5/4/07, Tomoki Taniguchi <tomoki.taniguchi at> wrote:
> I want to create an .ISO image backup of a cd
> inserted into a local cdrom drive.
> can someone tell me the simplest way to
> to create an ISO image file?

To create a vanilla ISO-9660 filesystem image in the  file  cd.iso,  where
the  directory
cd_dir will become the root directory if the CD, call:

% mkisofs -o cd.iso cd_dir
-- snipped from "man mkisofs"

You might want to look at that man page, though.  There are lots of
options.  Some of them are important.  For example, if there are any long
file names, you will probably need to enable Rock-Ridge and/or Joliet file

-- Vince

I prefer a console option, but also curious about any
> GUI tools that may be available as well.
> TIA,
> Tomoki Taniguchi
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