View Full Version : iso9660 creation/reading/writing

09-15-2005, 09:42 AM
I'm trying to learn how to create, read, and write to iso9660 filesystems. I've searched google for a very long time but all it brings up are cd burning programs. Any know a good resource for it?

09-15-2005, 01:44 PM
Do you want to modify indivudual files, the ISO itself, or burn them? I'd say the easiest way for any of these three is running command line apps from within your app.

If you just want to modify files on the iso, I'd recommend mounting it (using the "mount" command) to a temporary directory.

If you want to read it off a cdrom, use the "dd" command, if you want to burn it, use "cdrecord"

Maybe i'm missing the obvious.

09-15-2005, 01:59 PM
http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/files/ECMA-ST/Ecma-119.pdf ?

09-16-2005, 02:53 AM
CrazyNorman: I want to do anything I can with the ISO but main just create them. As for running other programs thats what I wanted to avoid as I wanted to make my own program.

Dave_Sinkula: thats sorta what I'm looking for

09-16-2005, 08:06 AM
Dave_Sinkula: thats sorta what I'm looking forMy first Google hit (http://www.google.com/search?q=iso+9660) was a Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_9660), under which the ECMA link was listed.

09-16-2005, 12:58 PM

a good source of data on doing exactly this.

a tool to make iso9660 file systems.
( .iso cd images )