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Burning an image to a CD or DVD
On systems that ship cdrtools (e.g., Gentoo, openSuSe, NetBSD, Slackware), you can use
cdrecord to write an image to a disc, for example:
cdrecord -v speed=4 alpine-standard-3.8.0-x86.iso
If there's only one CD drive on the system, it should be auto-detected. If not, find the device name using
lsblk and specify the
dev option, for example:
cdrecord -v dev=/dev/sr0 speed=4 alpine-standard-3.8.0-x86.iso
Alpine, like Debian, has
cdrskin, which can be invoked just like
Copying an installation image to a USB key
- Arch Wiki on Copying Install ISOs to a USB key, though note that
mkarchisogenerates hybrid ISOs, whereas as far as I know,
Creating an image from a CD
To do the converse operation, copying a CD to an ISO image, just do:
Mounting an ISO image
To mount an ISO without physically burning it to a CD:
or see Arch Wiki on fuseiso.