Handling various CD formats
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The main application needed is app-cdr/cdrdao.
Identifying the CD format
- Use the following command:
It will tell you if the CD contains audio tracks, and several sessions.
Copying a simple CD or a multi-session CD
- The easiest method is to use K3b and create an .iso image.
- Note that K3B can also create images of multi-session CDs. Just copy the drive as usual, it will create one image per session.
Copying a mixed-mode disk (data track with multiple audio tracks)
cdrdao read-cd --read-raw --datafile IMAGE.bin --device /dev/cdrom IMAGE.toc
- Note that the name (IMAGE) you give to the .bin and .toc files is very important, as in the .toc file all the tracks will be written with this name.