On Tue, 2011-06-28 at 13:35 -0400, Steve Campbell wrote: > Ed, > > What do you mean by "ripping"? As far as the dd command you mentioned, > it appears that the ISO file itself is copied to the folder, not the > expanded iso-into-files themselves. Is this correct? If so, that's just > too easy. > > Thanks for your kind assistance. > > steve campbell Yes. By 'ripping', I'm referring to pulling the data from a disc. In this case, I'm using the dd command to create a file with the raw data from the disc. That raw data file can then be used to burn another disc or provided to a virtual machine as a virtual disc.