Creating ISO Images from CDs/DVDs

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/cd_image.iso
create an iso from your cd/dvd-rom device . You need to umount /dev/cdrom before using the cli
Sample Output
gnu@robby: dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/cd_image.iso
834244+0 records in
834244+0 records out
427132928 bytes (427 MB) copied, 198.13 s, 2.2 MB/s

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By: eastwind
2011-09-24 15:27:04
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This is not a good way to create ISO images from CDs, as dd(1) provides no error checking when creating the image. Instead, you should be using: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1396/create-a-cddvd-iso-image-from-disk.
atoponce · 351 weeks and 6 days ago
I always add something like bs=1M for performance. At least once I dumped a harddrive with the default block size and the performance was awful. Can anyone verify the performance difference in this case?
wipu · 351 weeks and 6 days ago
If your block size matches the block size of your block device, then you will maximize performance with dd(1). Again though, dd(1) is not the tool for this job, and readom(1) will read the optical media as fast as possible, while maintaining the checksums.
atoponce · 351 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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