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Utilities to create ISO 9660 files on Linux⚓︎


The original mkisofs tool is part of cdrtools, but due to some community quarrels it was forked in to the project cdrkit, and renamed to genisoimage.

There is an alternative project, called xorriso, which has an emulation mode for mkisofs commands, and is the preferred tool for creating isos. If you need an EFI bootable iso xorriso is the only option of the 3 projects.

> [!info] Use xorriso if available, then genisoimage as a fallback, and mkisofs as a last resort.⚓︎