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Doug Clark

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Create an ISO from a CD
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:55:22 am »
Is there a utility or program that runs in OS/2 that I could use to create an ISO from the contents of a CD?   I don't see how to do that in DVD tools.

Or must I fall back to a mac for this task?

Andy Willis

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 04:39:48 am »
I purchased RSJ so that I could support my USB DVD/RW and it has the ability to create an ISO.  I think mkisofs will allow you to create an ISO but I don't know the command parameters needed.

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 08:06:19 am »
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Is there a utility or program that runs in OS/2 that I could use to create an ISO from the contents of a CD?

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/cd/tonigy17.wpi

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Note that Tonigy is an old program, so it may not work in all cases.

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 08:18:43 am »
There are two ways to do this if you have DVD Tools installed: the "right" way and the quick-and-dirty way.

From a command prompt, run:  "readcd dev=0,1,0 -f=test.iso -retries=32"
Replace the 'dev' value with the SCSI bus address used by your drive, and change the filename ('-f') to whatever you want. If needed, run "readcd -scanbus" to get the SCSI address.

OR...

Run the "Copy Disk" app from DVD Tools to copy the disk. When it finishes reading, it will prompt you to replace the disk with a blank one. Instead, open your %TEMP% directory (usually 'x:\var\temp') where you will find a very large file whose name is all hex digits (i.e. 0-9 + A-F). Move this somewhere else and rename it, then cancel the copy.

FYI... if you do this the "right" way, Copy Disk is still helpful: it displays the SCSI bus address as part of the "Source Drive" identifier.

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 01:43:43 pm »
Hi

I haven't tried it in a long time, but I remember mkisofs command line tool can create ISO files.  (cdrtools2-2.01.01a04.zip), but to be honest I don't know if it will be the proper tool.

Doug, please post back with your results.

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 03:08:36 pm »
DVD toys can make an iso image.  I have not tried making the iso from a DVD.  However one selects the drive and files to create the image.

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 07:42:13 am »
Thanks for the suggestions

I first started with DVD tools on OS/2 and could not (and still don't)see a way to select an ISO as the target when it came time to "burn".   I will try the RIch's suggestion of running from the command line.

I did try MakeISOFS and could not get that to run successfully from the command line; at least the version that I downloaded.

I ended up using PowerDVD on WinXP . That software came with one of the CD/DVD drives I have purchased over the years. However even that would not work with the first CD I tried to create an ISO from. I finally concluded that CD had some sort of copy protection scheme because I also could not create an ISO from that CD on my Macbook.

The other CDs I needed to make into ISO worked fine in PowerDVD on WinXP ; just not the first one.

It would seem that is a fairly common task - at least now days. But it took me a long time to stumble upon the option in PowerDVD, cause it was not contained in the HELP.

Again - thanks for the suggestions guys.



« Last Edit: June 15, 2019, 07:56:57 am by Doug Clark »

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2019, 10:13:33 pm »
BTW: With cdrecord.exe you should be able to create an .iso from a CD. For Audio CDs, I've used cdrdao.exe years ago. I don't know about its state, but I suppose cdrecord can handle this in not too old versions as well (or better).

mkisofs.exe is for creating an .iso file from file system objects like files and dirs an a disk. It can't handle CDs as source. (UDF types may be an exception.)

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2019, 12:32:25 am »
I have a copy of CDRecord v2.0.0 which has a few utilities for working with audio CD's though they may have been added by the porter.

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2019, 03:46:48 pm »
DVDDAO does it for DVD, maybe for CD, too?

dvddao --aspidriver aspinkk$ -d file:d:\temp\c2.iso scsi:1,1,0
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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 03:53:45 am »
I have to second the recommendation of Tonigy. It's by far the simplest way to create an ISO from a CD.

The only thing I don't know is whether it supports DVDs (or BDs) larger than 2GB, but for CDs that's not an issue.

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2019, 02:09:59 am »
I did it under my older cdrwsel but it has too much options (and I didn't check its usability since a long time)
May be you can give a try to :
https://ecsoft2.org/eburnit   

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2019, 12:38:31 pm »
Me, together with Rich Walsh, would also suggest to use "readcd f=iso_image.iso dev=HOST,ID,LUN -retries<NUM>", which
is the easiest way to grab CD's to an ISO image. Probably, you'll need the latest CDRTools to support DVD's and BD's.

I have CDRTools version 2.01.01a59. I see an older version at Hobbes. So, maybe I should upload it somewhere?

PS: DVDToys are just a frontend to CDRTools, and cost some money. So, I'd better use CDRTools directly.
PPS: Though, I own a DVDToys license :)
« Last Edit: July 05, 2019, 12:40:28 pm by Valery Sedletski »

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2019, 01:25:03 pm »
I see an older version at Hobbes. So, maybe I should upload it somewhere?
Please, even if I'm not using it. Hobbes?

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Re: Create an ISO from a CD
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2019, 03:02:44 pm »
2Andre Heldoorn: No, on Hobbes I see an older version. This one is uploaded at

ftp://osfree.org/upload/froloff/cdrtools-2.01.01a59.zip