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HOW TO: Copy a CD-ROM in Ubuntu

Here is a quick tip on how to make a copy of CD/DVD when the standard CD/DVD burning software is not available. We can use the 'dd' command to copy the CD/DVD as an ISO image file on your harddrive.

 dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/tmp/cdimage.iso

1313832+0 records in
1313832+0 records out
672681984 bytes (673 MB) copied, 127.532 s, 5.3 MB/s