Create iso images of cds and dvds on Linux

Where you need third party programs to create iso images on Windows, you can do this with a single cat command on Linux operating systems. Open a terminal and find out the name of your disk drive, which is located in /dev:

find /dev/*cd*


The file named scd0 or similar is your drive. Now enter following to create an image (I'll create it on my desktop - replace my username with yours):

cat /dev/scd0 > /home/christian/someubuntu.iso

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