I'm thinking of backing up important CDs and DVDs by not simply copy-pasting the files from the CD or DVD, that's why i'd like to create ISO image files instead. What's a good app for that? It should run smoothly on Fedora 11.
In Gnome you can :
- Insert the CD (or DVD) into the drive. A CD icon should appear on the desktop after it auto mounts
- Right click on the desktop icon and from the pop up menu select “Copy Disc…”
- On the small dialogue that appears the “Copy disc to:” field probably displays the CD/DVD writer drive. Change it to “Image File”, if not already selected.
- Select the Properties button, and the .iso file type.
- Select the “Copy” button
- Select “OK”
In KDE I like K3B - very easy to use.
The above Gnome steps are really only valid for Gnome 2. As @cept0 pointed out, this doesn't work for Fedora 20, which uses Gnome 3. A default fedora through Fedora 14 could use the above Gnome steps. The following will work on Fedora 19 & 20 for sure, Fedora 15 -18, you're on your own ;)
In Gnome 3 you can :
- Insert the CD (or DVD) into the drive.
- Run the gnome-disk-utility. Several ways to do this. Typing "disc" or "iso" in the activities search area will work.
- Click on the gear in the upper right corner
- In the drop down select "Create Disk Image"
- Change the name & save location if you like and select "Start Creating"
Gnome's nautilus, as DaveParillo suggests, uses Brasero, so if you're not using Gnome, just install Brasero (in Fedora it's a standard package, you might already have it---don't know about other distros), then choose "Copy CD/DVD", and do as Dave says.
AcetoneISO can be the application you're looking for
IsoMaster is pretty good and is bundled in every Linux distro.