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March 25th, 2011, 10:06 PM
hi im trying to make an iso of a game i have for wine i found a walk through that tells me to use DD or data dump i have looked in synaptic and can not find it what is it and how do i install and use it?

March 25th, 2011, 10:09 PM
It's already installed, See:

man dd
for syntax.

dd actually stands for "Data Description".


But is often referred to as disk dump, or data dump etc.

be VERY careful with the of= (output file) part as it is also often referred to as "data destroyer", or "delete data" ;)

March 25th, 2011, 10:25 PM
is there a better way to make a game disk ISO?

March 25th, 2011, 10:31 PM
is there a better way to make a game disk ISO?

If it is a CD, I would use the dd command:

Turn a CD/DVD into an .iso
sudo umount /dev/cdrom
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=file.iso bs=1024

If it is a folder use the mkisofs:

Turn a folder into an .iso
mkisofs -r -o file.iso /location_of_folder/

March 25th, 2011, 11:22 PM
Or if you want a GUI, you could try installing isomaster, it's in the "Universe" repo.

March 26th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Thanks Eggert. I was looking for this solution as well. Love that so much stuff is built right into Ubuntu.