A quick How To For today create ISO file from CD or DVD using command line.
Usually I use this command to get an ISO image from Disk for operating system, for example I have Kubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Disk, and i want to use that image on my virtual machine, instead of keeping the CD inside my CD ROM all the time.
Also you can use it as a backup way to keep your files safe on ISO file. I am sure you will figure out many ways to use this command for :)
Insert the disk
then open terminal,,, type
dd if=/dev/dvd of=~/Kubuntu.iso
I am not sure what dd stand for ” destroy data “, ” delete ” according to wiki :)
if : input file
of : output file for the image will be copied to
dvd : it’s a variable according to what’s the device name located on ” dev ” directory
to get more information about dd unix command follow this link
That’s it for now, If you have any questions please inform me.