Step 1: Find out your real CD/ DVD drive names!
From Terminal enter
dmesg |grep -i cd
You will get quite a lot of output from this command, look for the lines similar to the ones below
In the above example sr0 and sr1 are the associated CD/ DVD ROM drives. in this example we will use sr0
There are now two ways of creating an ISO, both are done from terminal and in this tutorial we will create them in your Home drive, so the first thing to enter in Terminal is
This will ensure you are in the root of your home drive.
Step 2: Copy the disk to an ISO file
Now use one off the following methods to copy the disk to a ISO file. Both methods produce the same result!
Method 1 – Using CAT
cat /dev/sr0 > isoimagename.iso
Method 2 – Using DD
dd if=/dev/sr0 of=isaimagename.iso
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