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I want to create an iso image from my bootable DVD. I want to create direct DVD to iso image. Please suggest me the right way to create iso image from DVD.

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Radu Rădeanu, Basharat Sialvi, Mitch, Thomas Ward Jun 13 '13 at 19:07

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Insert the CD or DVD that you want to make an ISO image of, and open a terminal window. To do that, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo cat /dev/srx > /home/<user_name>/<file_name.iso>

Make sure that you replace (x) with your device number.

for example in my case I would do:

sudo cat /dev/sr0 > /home/mitch/example.iso
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Mitch's comment using the terminal is also good in the case of trying to copy a home-made DVD which has invalid characters in the file name or title. I recently couldn't get Brasero to make an ISO of a DVD with slashes in the name (the DIY idiot used slashes to date the title - probably worked in Windows!). But at the terminal I could specify a new name and it all worked ok. – FatPopDoWop Nov 20 '13 at 18:41
Great now how do I find out what is my device number? – Thomas Browne Apr 10 '15 at 6:25
@ThomasBrowne use sudo lshw -class disk to find your device(s) number. – Mitch Apr 10 '15 at 6:31

In Brasero Disk Burner which is installed on Ubuntu by default, select Disc Copy and select Disk image for Select a Disk to write to and create image.

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that does not create .IMG or .ISO files – Ronan Dejhero Apr 13 '15 at 17:56
@RonanDejhero Please accept my apologize, I have not Ubuntu installed on my laptop. But this may help you: – Mohammad Etemaddar Apr 15 '15 at 5:28
It does create an ISO running Ubuntu 15.10. – ChosSimbaOne Dec 3 '15 at 11:27

Either use Brasero, like Mohammad Etemaddar suggested, or dd, as described here:

The method which is described in WikiHow: dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/cdrom_image.iso

if: input file

of: output file

dd: disk dump

Another very good description on making ISO image has been written here.

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i know that imgburn (for windows) works flawlessly on the lastest wine, tried it myself while navigating my windows partition

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