How to create an ISO in Brasero

This will explain how to create an ISO image from a CD/DVD using Brasero in Linux.

First, insert the disc from which you want to make an ISO image. Wait until, and make sure, an icon for the disc appears on your desktop, indicating the disc has been read and mounted.

Next, open Brasero and select the Disc Copy function.

On the Copy CD/DVD dialog, change Select a disc to write to to ISO by clicking on the drop-down itself (not the properties button) and choosing Image file.

Click the Properties button and choose a name and location for the output ISO image and then click Close.

Verify your settings and then click Start copy.

Brasero will start creating your disc image, which will be quite large — up to the full capacity of your media (4.7GB for single-layer DVDs, 8.5GB for dual-layer).



  1. #1 by John Gowing on March 21, 2013 - 4:14 am

    I tried this but got two files cdname.toc and cdname.toc.bin no cdname.iso

    • #2 by Mike on March 22, 2013 - 4:59 pm

      Check your settings. That’s a bin/cue image, not an ISO image.