This script is a command-line helper for burning an iso file to any specific device, on Apple OS X.
I wrote the script when I got disgusted how awkwardly complicated it is on OS X to write a simple iso file to an USB stick.
It comes handy when:
- you want to burn a CD or DVD from an ISO file
- you want to create a boot disk for Windows or any *nix operation systems
How to use
- iso2disk help - shows you the supported functions
- iso2disk devices - creates a list of currently active devices
- iso2disk convert - this function converts an iso to an img file *2
- iso2disk burn <img/path> - this will burn the content of the img file to a later specified disk (prompt)
- iso2disk all - this is the shorthand for convert and burn together
Download the file, give it the right permission and run it like this:
bash$ chmod +x iso2disk bash$ ./iso2disk convert ubuntu.img ubuntu.iso Converting ubuntu.iso to ubuntu.img ... Conversion done ... bash$
bash$ ./iso2disk burn ubuntu.img 1. /dev/disk0 2. /dev/disk0s1 3. /dev/disk0s2 4. /dev/disk1 Please select a device. [1- 4]: 4<enter> Burning...
This does the job. I selected 4 in the example, because that is the USB stick, I wanted copy the iso to.