Making Copies of Your Favourite Linux

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DVD to the HDD and convert it to iso:

$ dd if=/dev/dvd of=my_distro.iso bs=2048

Mount ISO to extract files

# mount -o ro,loop -t iso9660 my_distro.iso /mnt/tmp (mount an ISO)
# umount /mnt/tmp (unmount an ISO)

Burn the iso image to a fresh DVD

$ growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=file.iso

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