When i've got lots of files in a directory i'd like to put them in an iso image file What would you recommend me if i was to attempt this?

Best Answer

You can make a few quick steps

  1. Boot up linux.

  2. Go to a terminal screen. You can usually right click on the desktop and choose this option from the drop-down menu.

    3A. Type dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/cdrom_image.iso .


    3B. Type mkisofs -o /tmp/cd.iso /tmp/directory/ To make an ISO from files on your hard drive.

You must have permission to access the drive directly using dd. mount permissions are not necessarily the same as dd permissions! Also... when creating an ISO file, the device must not be mounted. To unmount the cdrom device, use the umount command as follows:

umount /dev/cdrom

You may also use sudo to ensure you have proper permissions, but this also means you must have sudo access on the system. Check the /etc/sudoers file for information.