[wellylug] CDRW in RH 7.2

Donald Gordon don at dis.org.nz
Wed Jan 22 10:36:01 NZDT 2003


On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 10:24:23 +1300
Jonathan Harker <jharker at massey.ac.nz> wrote:

> In Linux (and in Windows & Mac too, but it is all hidden from you behind 
> pretty buttons), CD burning is done in two steps.
> 
> First, make an ISO "image" of the files and data to be written to the CD. The 
> ISO layout is complicated, as it has to be written in one go, and has tricky 
> redundancy and error checking built in. The ISO image will be a single large 
> file, generally with .iso on the end of the filename. Linux distros from the 
> web can usually be downloaded as ready-made ISO images. The tool to make an 
> ISO image in Linux is mkisofs. The man pages (type man mkisofs at the command 
> line) are very helpful and detailed.
> 
> Second, burn the ISO image to the disk, using cdrecord.

It is possible to perform both operations in one step, saving some disk
space; some of the GUI programs may do this (I've never used them).

don

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