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OS: suse 10, fedora core 5/6 plz newbie i have abc.iso file on /data # ls /data abc.iso plz let me the command line, utility and syntax so that i ...
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    help newbie to write iso in cd/dvd r/rw ?


    OS: suse 10, fedora core 5/6

    plz newbie

    i have abc.iso file on /data
    # ls /data
    abc.iso

    plz let me the command line, utility and syntax so that i can create the image on cd/dvd r/rw ?

    and also any GUI tool for that ?

    plz help

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    If you need to generate your own ISO, mkisofs is a great tool for doing it. You don't need fancy tools or GUI front ends to use it, either (though you may wish to employ your favorite graphical file manager). Just follow these steps:

    1. Create a temporary directory from which the ISO's files will be read.

    2. Insert files into that directory and arrange them in the manner you would like them to appear in the ISO.

    3.From a directory outside of the tempoary ISO directory, run the following command:

    mkisofs -f -R -r -l -J -Vvolid -Aappid -Ppubid -odest.iso src

    where

    volid
    is the volume ID to be written into the master block;

    appid
    describes the application contained within the ISO;

    pubid
    names the publisher of the ISO (CD-ROM), usually including adequate contact information, such as a phone number or email address;

    dest.iso
    is the destination filename of the newly created ISO image;

    src
    is the temporary ISO directory containing the files and file structure you wish to have included in the ISO image.

    4. These parameters are good defaults. You can customize them, however. For more information, see man mkisofs.

    Writing an ISO to a CD-ROM using cdrecord

    Assuming that all you want to do is create a CD based on the ISO 9660 file system standard, you can quickly burn the CD using the following command:

    cdrecord -v -pad speed=1 dev=0,0,0 src.iso

    src.iso is the source filename of the ISO you are burning to the CD-ROM.

    You may need to adjust the dev parameter if you are not burning with an IDE drive or you did not follow the instructions given in Configuring an IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM burner in RedHat Linux 6.1.

    If you want, you can take the ISO image from stdin by replacing the filename with a hyphen ("-"). This works well with mkisofs if you replace the output image filename to that command with a hyphen also. Then you can chain the two commands together using a standard Unix pipe. Burning CD-ROMs in this manner reduces the total amount of temporary storage you will need, which may be useful if you are low on disk space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by needee View Post
    and also any GUI tool for that ?
    k3b is a powerful GUI front-end to cdrecord, mkisofs and growisofs.

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    i agree with Thrillhouse. k3b is best.
    for command line, execute this
    Code:
    cdrecord -v -tao -data speed=8 dev=/dev/hdc path_of_iso_image
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    i agree with Thrillhouse. k3b is best.
    for command line, execute this
    Code:
    cdrecord -v -tao -data speed=8 dev=/dev/hdc path_of_iso_image

    Nice help everyone

    why to use -tao ?
    should i increase the speed, eg speed=48 ?

    Regards
    Needee

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    -tao is for writing 'tracks at once'. its useful for burnning .iso images. check the manual of 'cdrecord' command.
    should i increase the speed, eg speed=48 ?
    it depends. we always recommend lowest possible speed for burnning .iso images. you can increase speed for burnning data cds.
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    thanks Dear devils_casper for help

    Regards

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    In Fedora Core 6 it is as simple as right click on "abc.iso" select "write to disc", I use it all the time to write to CD-R/W DVD-+R/W data or video.

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    Thanks ryptyde for help/reply

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    is it possible to create a bootable OS cd/dvd as
    say I insert a dvd of FC6 / SUSE 10, then

    # dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/tmp/os_image.iso
    # eject
    then insert a blank dvd, into the the dvd writter, and then
    # dd if=/tmp/os_image.iso of=/dev/cdrom

    will the above method/procedures/command, will create a bootable dvd ?

    Thanks n Regards
    Needee

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