Ubuntu – How to create Image (ISO) file from CD/DVD

Here is an easy one to get started. No fancy software needed, just a couple of simple CLI commands:

(assumes that /dev/cdrom is the location of CD/DVD-ROM, if not replace as necessary)

Insert your CD/DVD and open a Terminal

sudo umount /dev/cdrom

(This unmounts the CD ready for action)

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=file.iso bs=1024

(replacing file.iso with the name you want to give)

Wait a while, the CLI will remain blank until finished, then you have your ISO

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