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Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook by Sarath Lakshman

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Creating ISO files, Hybrid ISO

An ISO image is an archive format that stores the exact storage images of optical disks like CD ROMs, DVD ROMs, and so on. It is a common use case that we burn ISO images to optical disks. But what if you want to create an image of an optical disk? For that we need to create an ISO image from an optical disk. Many people rely on third-party utilities to create an ISO image from an optical disk. However, using the command line, it's just a single line job.

Also, many people don't distinguish between bootable and non-bootable optical disks. Bootable disks are capable of booting from themselves and also running an operating system or another product. Non-bootable ISOs cannot do that. The practice that people usually ...

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