How do I burn a DVD from linux?


  1. use mkisofs to create an image. For example, the following will create a "/tmp/image.iso" which contains the contents of RHEL:
    • mkisofs -l -o /tmp/image.iso RHEL/
  2. use dvdrecord to burn image to dvd:
    • dvdrecord -dev=2,0,0 -dao /tmp/image.iso

The correct parameters for "-dev=" can be found by doing a: cdrecord -scanbus

If you are using a DVD-RW, it may be erased by doing a: dvdrecord -dev=2,0,0 -blank=fast

If you have enough free space on your hard drive, /tmp should be a suitable staging area for your dvd images. However, please note that /tmp/ is periodically cleared of unused files.

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Topic revision: r1 - 26 Jul 2005, DevinBougie
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