Hello my fellow Linux users. I would like to show you a very useful thing that can save a lot of time while creating ISO files on Linux systems. Well as you know creating ISO files on Windows generally means you had to install extra software. As always, it is easier to do it on Linux. 🙂
Creating an ISO file from a DVD or CD
In order to achieve this we’ll be using dd while setting the input file as our cdrom from /dev
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/cdrom_image.iso
of is the output file, which means where you are going to export the file.
Creating an ISO file from a directory
You can also create ISO files from a directory with mkisofs as you can guess from the command below first part is the path of the ISO file which will be generated and the second part is the directory.
mkisofs -o /tmp/cd.iso /tmp/directory/