CD / DVD: reading, ripping, burning

Burning a file to a CD-R (basic)

This documents how to do this from the command line. I assume your CD burner is mapped to the device file /dev/sr1.

First, make an iso of the directory you want to burn:

mkisofs -r -R -J -l your-directory > your-iso.iso

Then burn the iso (check that root has write access to /dev/sr1):

sudo cdrecord -v dev=/dev/sr1 your-iso.iso


I basically copied-down the instructions from a YoLinux tutorial