November 20, 2006

Creating ISO images in Windows

I hardly can image today how we (as infosec pros) lived without virtualization (VMware, Virtual PC, Xen, Paralells...) a few years ago. As a security professional, I use virtualization software every day for several tasks, such as penetration testing, malware analysis, computer forensics, honeynet deployments, security training and live presentations and demos. Lots of times I need to boot multiple virtual machines from Linux based live CDs (or DVDs), to simulate specific system and networking environments. BTW, my preferred ones are BackTrack, (old) Auditor, Helix, Insert, or my own Knoppix-based home-made distribution.

Obviously, with a single CD drive in your computer, you cannot boot from multiple CDs unless you are really fast changing CDs (;-)) or you have each as an ISO image file.

In Linux, it is pretty trivial to create an ISO image file from a CD through cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 standard mkisofs command.

In Windows, although one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most commonly used CD/DVD burning software vendors is determined to make this almost impossible (specially in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 latest versions), cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is an easy to use, tiny and really fast freeware tool, called LCISOCreator.exe. Give it a try!

As an alternative, you can use cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 standard Linux dd command (or one of its variants, like dcfldd) to make a binary copy of a CD into a file:
# dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cd_image.iso

In Windows, you can use cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 porting of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dd command for this purpose:
C:\> dd if=\\.\D: of=cd_image.iso

1 Comments:

Blogger Fischer said...

For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 GUI-lover in all of us, I'll do you one better:

http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

It creates a context-menu item of "Create image from CD". Also, you have one-right-click access to burn ISOs as well. Doesn't seem to work too well in Vista, though. Then again, what does?

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