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creating an ISO file to burn to CD/DVD

To create the ISO image (assuming ./cd is the top level directory holding all files and directories you want to burn):

  • mkisofs -v -o cd.iso -R ./cd
    (-R means Rock Ridge protocol, Unix filenames) (-J will give you Windows long filenames)
To test the image file:
  • mkdir /mnt/tmp
    mount -t iso9660 -r -o loop cd.iso /mnt/tmp
    cd /mnt/tmp
    ls -lR
To burn the image file to CD:
  • cdrecord -v speed=16 cd.iso
    (alternatively, you can use a GUI tool like X-CD-Roast)

Or use the "create and burn" combination program growisofs, for example:

growisofs -Z /dev/cdrw1 -speed=4 -R -J ./dvd

(in this example, the DVD writer is at /dev/cdrw1)


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