Writing CD is an old fashion but a lot of server hardware all ready use CD-ROM. Writing ISO files into CD-ROM from bash can seem very hard job. But it is not as hard as it seem.
Install Mkisofs, Cdrecord
We will install tools named
cdrecord into our system. Apt and Yum package installation is below.
Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Kali
We can install
cdrecord tools with the following commands In Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Kali.
$sudo apt-get install mkisofs cdrecord
CentOS, Fedora, RHEL
We can install
cdrecord tools with the following commands In CentOS, Fedora, RHEL.
$ sudo yum install mkisofs cdrecord
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.
$ sudo cdrecord dev=ATA: -scanbus
Write ISO File Into CD By Specifying Write Speed
We will provide major, minor numbers of the device and use these numbers to specify target CDROM
$ sudo cdrecord -dev=ATA:1,1,0 speed=4 ubuntu.iso
Following options can be used to change the command behavior like speed, verbosity, and device
- speed=4 is the writing speed f the CDROM
- -dev=ATA:1,1,0 specify target cdrom device
Verbose Write Operation
In some cases there may be some problem with writing CD or we may need to get more detailed information about the write operation. We can use
-v option in order to print verbose information about the writer.
$ sudo cdrecord -v -dev=ATA:1,1,0 ubuntu.iso