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July 22, 2017
How to create a disk image ISO
Create disk imagesit is often necessaryto installonPCold games thatwere distributedon disks, on modern computers, whichfrequentlydo not haveDVD drive. Just rememberthatprotectgamesfrom illegal distribution -DRM, often incompatiblewith virtual drives
Let's learn how to create disk images.ISO files are disk images. A complete copy of a CD or DVD disc in one file. This file can be "mounted" and accessed as a virtual CD or DVD available as a physical disc.
InLinuxyou can create an ISO imageusing the terminalor the burning softwareincluded inyour distribution.For example, in Linux MintISO image canbe created usingutility,Brasero. To do this, openBrasero,selectDisk copyandselect theDisc towrite to. The imagewill be created. In other distributionsinclude otherprograms, but the essence remainsthe same - copya physical diskto the image.
Clicking onthe Properties button,you can choosewhereto save the imageandcan also choosethe format for the generatedimage.
Also, you can create an imagewith the commandin the terminal:
sudo dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/home/username/image.iso
Replace /dev/cdromwith the path to youroptical drive, e.g. /dev/dvdand/home/username/cd.iso— the pathto the futureISOimage.
The resulting diskcan be mountedby the mount command, right there in the terminalorwiththe graphical tooltochoose according to your taste.