Create .iso fies from CD

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at
Fri Jan 12 07:12:42 UTC 2007

Srikanth Konjarla wrote:
> cat /dev/cdrom > cd.iso
> Tom Spec wrote:
>> How can I (in Fedora) create iso files from a CD?  (I know usually 
>> people want to go the other way.)

This is a little bit dangereous, because cat (dd too!!!) does not permform correctly read errors.
Better would be readcd from the cdrecord suite.

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at>
University of Kaiserslautern,Computer Center [RHRK],
Systems and Operations, High Performance Computing,
D-67653 Kaiserslautern, PO Box 3049, Germany
Phone: +49-631-205-2438, FAX: +49-631-205-3056
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