[lug] ? create bootable image cd from x.iso file?

Gary Hodges Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Fri Dec 12 09:03:57 MST 2003

Keener Hall wrote:

> How do I create a cd image of the redhat9 iso files I have downloaded?

If you have indeed downloaded the .iso files, you already have an 
image.  To write them to cd you can use any number of tools, but I 
usually do the following (as root):

cdrecord -v -eject speed=24 dev=1,0,0 your_file.iso

speed should be whatever speed you device writes at and you can get the 
dev parameters by running

cdrecord -scanbus

> I have tried several times and I am missing something basic with this 
> operation. :(
> This is what I have -
> shrike-i386-disc1,2,3 .iso files
> Ahead Nero (cd burning software)
> windows media player (also writes)
> winimage - software that unpacks/unzips/reads iso files

OK, maybe you don't have a Linux install already.  Look for an option in 
Nero to write cd images.  You already have the images so they do not 
need to be created, unpacked or otherwise.


More information about the LUG mailing list