That’s my second post in the forum, so I’m a CD/DVD burning newbie. I think that may be or a very easy question, so I haven’t included it in Images forum.[/QUOTE]
Welcome to the forum.
I want to burn a DVD with the image of my partition, which is ext2 filesystem, in order to boot with it. So the question is: Do the programs for creating ISO images create the image independently of the filesystem?.[/QUOTE]
No. The term “ISO image” generally refers to an ISO9660 CD or DVD image.
This is a byte-for-byte CD/DVD image which contains the filesystem information.
ISO9660 is not the same as other filesystems like EXT2/3, NTFS, MSDOS-FATxx etc…
And the second question is: what program do you recommend me for getting that in Windows and Linux?
Thank you in advance.[/QUOTE]
mkisofs for making ISO9660 images, mkfs for making EXT2/3, MSDOS
and several other filesystems.
dd is an excellent tool for reading and writing disc images in Linux.
You can copy an image of an EXT2 filesystem to a CD or DVD provided
that it will fit. This is unlikely to work as a bootable CD. A CD/DVD drive
is not designed to work with bootloaders like Grub and Lilo. In the
unlikely event that you did manage to load and boot the Linux
kernel, it probably wouldn’t work well on a read only device.
There are ways of booting Linux and other operating systems
from a CD/DVD. See Isolinux:
If you just want to make a bootable Linux CD with your own
stuff on it, you could make a customised version of one of
the existing live CDs: