Creating an ISO with dd under Cygwin

Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-11-01

#sysadmin

Alright, this is a “blog it so I don’t forget it” post.

Cygwin is awesome because it provides a whole suite of free tools for Windows. For example, instead of using some commercial app just to take an ISO image of a CD or DVD, you can use the dd command thusly:

dd if=/dev/scd0 of=/somepath/image.iso bs=2048