How To Write Iso Into Cd In Linux


Writing cd is an old fashion but a lot of server hardware all ready use cdrom. Writing iso files into cdrom from bash can be seem very hard job. But it is not hard as it seem.

Install Mkisofs, Cdrecord

We will install tools named mkisofs and cdrecord into our system. Apt and Yum package installation is below.

Debian, Ubuntu

CentOS, Fedora

List Cdrom Devices

We need to get CDROM device major and minor numbers. We will use cdrecord toll for this information. We will also provide the CDROM device type which is ATA in this example.

Write Iso Into Cd

We will provide major, minor numbers of the device and use these numbers to specify target CDROM

Following options can be used to change the command behavior like speed,verbosity and device

  • speed=4 is the writing speed f the CDROM
  • -v will make operation verbose
  • -dev=ATA:1,1,0 specify target cdrom device

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