Create ISO from CD / DVD drive:
IF is Input File, OF is Output File:
If growisofs tells you “:-( /dev/sr0: media is not recognized as recordable DVD: 9”) it’s possible to use wodim instead:
It will pick up on your DVD / CD writer automagically.
Alternative 2: Make a bootable USB drive
Be a friend of nature – use USB rather than optical media:
IF is Input File (your ISO), OF is Output File (your USB memory). Make sure to just specify the device name – “/dev/sdc” for example and not the partition – “/dev/sdc1” (since we’re overwriting that anyway)