Monday, April 14, 2014

Burn DVD from an iso image

You have backed up a DVD to your hard drive in ISO format. Now, you want to burn a DVD from that image. This post illustrates how, first using the command line, then the GUI.

Command Line

Insert the DVD disc, and issue one of the following commands to burn a disc.

  1. growisofs

    To install growisofs,

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install growisofs  

    To burn DVD,

    $ growisofs  -dvd-compat -Z  /dev/dvd=/home/peter/my.iso 
  2. wodim

    To install wodim,

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install wodim

    Burn a disc like this:

    $ sudo wodim -v dev=/dev/dvd speed=4 -dao  -eject -data /home/peter/my.iso 


The GUI favorites are:

Below are the K3b-specific instructions to burn an ISO image on a DVD.

  1. Run K3b.
  2. Select Burn Image in the Tools menu.
  3. Specify the location of the ISO image file.
  4. Insert a blank DVD disc.

    The Burn Medium field is updated to indicate the detected empty disc.

  5. Click Start.

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