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    Question Combining multiple ISO files

    Hello all,

    I am sure this question has been asked before, but I can't find anything for my particular situation. I have 3 separate DVD iso images (between 500mb and 1.5gb). All of these are only data, not movies. What I want to do is combine and burn them onto a single DVD.

    When I searched, all I found was information for DVD movies, which obviously take a lot more work to integrate successfully.

    I know I can mount each image separately and copy the contents into a new folder, then generate a new ISO. However, is there a tool, free or non-free, that makes this easier to do (I have to do a lot of such ISO images, and don't want to go through hours of trial and error to fit everything onto a minimum number of DVDs). Preferably, one that doesn't take up 2x diskspace in the process.

    Thanks for your help,

    z.

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    Re: Combining multiple ISO files

    I'm sure there's a gui tool for this, but mkisofs is pretty quick and simple. I usually do a:

    Code:
    mkisofs -o the.iso file/
    and there you have it.

    I'd encourage you to read the man page, but everyone here loses their entire mind when I do. So maybe google it.

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    Re: Combining multiple ISO files

    Hi llamabr,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I used to use linux as my primary OS back in the 90s, so I'm not afraid of man files . Although, I've been out of practice for the last 8 years. Regardless, going over my question again, I see that I wrote it in a very convoluted manner. So, allow me to rephrase:

    Is there a tool that, given 2+ ISO images, would produce a new ISO image that contains the contents of the original images. I would like it to do this without manual intervention.

    Or, is a bash script the best way to go about this. It's been at least 6-7 years since I wrote a meaningful bash script, but I could do it with some work. However, I am all for not re-inventing the wheel, so an existing tool would be much more helpful.

    Also, I don't care whether the tool is free, non-free, or commercial.

    Regards,

    z.

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    Re: Combining multiple ISO files

    Hi. I think I see the problem. You'd need to make a directory, make mount points, mount each one, back out, and make an iso of that. It does sound like a pain, particularly if you need to do it over and over.

    I'm sure there's a gui to do this. But I wouldn't know where to start:

    Code:
    brock@vader:~$ apt-cache search iso gui
    k3b - A sophisticated KDE CD burning application
    texlive-latex-extra - TeX Live: LaTeX supplementary packages
    cbm - display the current network traffic in colors
    gmountiso - This is Gmountiso, a PyGTK GUI to mount your cd images
    omins - a collection of LADSPA plugins aimed at modular synthesizers
    rubybook - the "Programming Ruby" book
    tra - a file-system synchronizer
    xcdroast - X based CD-writer software
    brock@vader:~$

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    Re: Combining multiple ISO files

    Hi llamabar,

    I got similarly dismal searches when I was trying, both with synaptic and apt-cache. I only know of 1 tool (MagicISO or UltraISO, not sure which one) on Windows that can do this. So, obviously an area that could use a tool.

    Thanks for all your help in resolving the situation. I will go with the bash script / manual option for now.

    Regards,

    z.

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