Since we’ve already covered how to rip a cd or DVD to an ISO file in Linux, the next logical step would be to talk about how to burn an ISO image to a CD or DVD. Again, we’ll be attacking this question from our handy-dandy terminal, so open your favorite terminal and let’s get to work.
There are many reasons why one would want to rip a disc to an ISO file. The ISO format stores the disc locally on your hard drive in a way that it can be easily and quickly burnt again to removable media. If you’ve ever wanted to keep a backup copy of some software on your computer, or you would like to store entire DVDs locally on your filesystem, Linux can help you out with that. The program “dd,” provided by most Linux distributions by default, allows for quick, simple ripping of CD’s and DVD’s from a terminal. Let’s get ripping. Continue reading