Saturday, October 23, 2010

Making Disc Images using mkisofs

I've got this tip from Linux Format Edition 137. Very useful indeed.

mkisofs is a wonderful utility to generate ISO images. To generate a compatible ISO images on a disc which are readable everywhere, consider the following commands

$ mkisofs -rdlJ -o disc_directory_image.iso directory/
  1. -r : "Rock Ridge" format is enabled to allow long filenames on UNIX systems
  2. -J : allow long filenames on Windows Systems
  3. -l : Allow full 31-character filenames.
  4. -d : Do not append a period to files that do not have one which violate ISO9660

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