Ubuntu: Make an iso of your mmc
Well, it doesnt have to be your mmc. It could be anything thats connected to your system.
How to: Make an .iso file from the terminal
Stuff I did:
Ubuntu software center, Google etc. to find a terminal application that would let me do it. Found “cat” from ubuntuforums. Well, i tried it out. Didnt know what it did exactly and i thought i just wrote everything in a file to another file
sudo cat /dev/mmcblk0 > my-iso.iso
This will create an .iso for all practical purposes i suppose. But for a normal user like me, i dont suppose you can transfer it to another os and use it for anything. the default archive manager doesnt open it either.
Found out about “dd” while Google-ing.
sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=my-iso.iso
This does the exact thing as cat. But dd is the way everyone does it i suppose.
mkisofs is what came to myhelp at long last.
mkisofs -0 my-iso.iso /media/mmcname/
This did the trick. It created an iso of all the contents of “mmcname”. The only thing is however, it works only for directories i believe.
Posted on December 10, 2011, in Linux Adventures, Ubuntu and tagged create iso from terminal, iso create, iso from terminal, Ubuntu iso maker, write to iso from terminal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.