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Working with ISO Images in Linux

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Reading ISO images Creating ISO image from a folder Burning ISO images to CD/DVD CDBurn.exe & DVDburn.exe Burning CD and DVD on Linux Humor Etc

A very interesting type of disk images are ISO images.

Reading ISO images

Creating ISO image from a folder

Burning ISO images to CD/DVD

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How to Write ISO Files to CD covers both ISO recoder (see below) and Nero.

ISO Recorder v 2 http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

Welcome to the ISO Recorder download page. ISO Recorder is a tool (power toy) for Windows XP, 2003 and now Windows Vista, that allows (depending on the Windows version) to burn CD and DVD images, copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder.

ISO Recorder has been conceived during Windows XP beta program, when Microsoft for the first time started distributing new OS builds as ISO images. Even though the new OS had CD-burning support (by Roxio), it did not have an ability to record an image. ISO Recorder has filled this need and has been one of the popular Windows downloads ever since.

With an advent of Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2003 the version 2 of ISO Recorder has been released, which introduced some new features including ISO creation and support for non-admin user.

Finally, in Windows Vista it became possible to address another long-standing request and provide DVD burning capability.

Since the very beginning ISO Recorder has been a free tool (for personal use). It is recommended by MSDN download site along with Easy CD and Nero and is used by a number of companies around the world.

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CDBurn.exe

CDBurn.exe from Windows Server 2003 Recourse Kit (free download; see Download details Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools for more info) is a command-line ISO CD-ROM Burner Tool:

ISO CD-ROM Burner Tool (CDBurn) is a command-line tool that allows the user to write (burn) data images from image files located on the hard drive to compact disc (CD) recordable (CD-R) and CD rewritable (CD-RW) media. The data image can be any kind of data, even raw data. This tool can also be used to erase CD-RW media.

CDBurn allows users to burn image files containing any data, such as file systems like ISO9660 (Level 1, 2, or 3), Joliet, Universal Disk Format (UDF), or a combination of file systems. CDBurn's default mode is Track At Once (TAO). The tool also supports writing in Session At Once (SAO) mode, but not all drives support writing in this mode.

CDBurn automatically appends a postgap of 150 sectors prior to closing the disc. The appending of the postgap can be overridden by using the /imagehaspostgap option. The tool always finalizes the disc. This means that you cannot add any data to the disc after writing.

CDBurn writes data images to CD writable media from International Organization for Standardization (ISO) image files created by a variety of tools. One of these tools is Oscdimg.exe (available in the Microsoft original equipment manufacturer (OEM) preinstall kit (OPK)). Any other product that creates an ISO image file can also be used.
The following are the system requirements for CDBurn:

Files required:

Example:
To burn a CD from an image file when a drive letter is assigned to the CD burner type the following at the command line:

cdburn.exe d: c:\iso_2003.iso

Press ENTER. Output similar to the following is displayed:

Number of blocks in ISO image is 2a4e2
- 100.0% done
Finished Writing
Synchronizing Cache: burn successful!

Notes: The drive letter assigned to the burner in this example is D and the image file being written is located at c:\iso_2003.iso

The default burn speed for this tool is 4x with the maximum burn speed being determined by the speed of the burner. Use the speed parameter to set the burn speed. The max parameter sets the burn speed of the CD burner to maximum.

DVDburn.exe

ISO DVD Burner Tool (DVDBurn) is a command-line tool that allows the user to write (burn) Digital Video Disk (DVD) images from image files located on the hard drive to Digital Video Disk (DVD) media. The data image can be created by any program capable of producing DVD image files. You can also use this tool to erase DVD media.

There are five types of recordable DVD media. Here is some basic information for each type of media: The following are the system requirements for DVDBurn:



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