Subject: Re: Backing up CD's
To: Stefan Schumacher <>
From: Francisco Valladolid <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/22/2003 15:40:02
Try using mkisofs to create image an then burn this with cdrecord package.

the address is:
$ cd /usr/pkgsrc/sysutils/cdrecord

I hope and be useful.

Stefan Schumacher wrote:

>* Brian Rose ( wrote:
>>I'm backing up a game I purchased recently and I am having some issues. I 
>>am currently using good ole dd in the following way...
>>dd if=/dev/cd0a of=filename.iso bs=2k
>[dd dies]
>>dd transfers 1.6 megabytes before dying. It should have 686,510,080 bytes 
>>(according to my Windows box). I found some information on the net that 
>>suggests that multi-session CD's may not work with this method, but there 
>>was no information about how to make it work.
>Could it be that there is a kind of copy protection used on that CD? 
>Have you tried dump(8) to create a backup? dump is really strong and IMO the
>best backup tool.
>Wenn ich sehe, in Sachsen-Anhalt, das sind auch immer die Leute, 
>die mit offenen Haenden herumlaufen"
>ein gewisser Edmund Stoiber


Francisco Valladolid.
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