How to convert .MDF to .ISO


There are various formats of virtual images, .ISO, AIB it is simply the most popular, almost a standard.

The other day I came across an image in format .MDF, and I needed to convert it to . ISO.

Here are the steps:

1. Install see below

  • sudo apt-get install iat (for distros based on Debian)
  • sudo pacman -S iat (for ArchLinux)

2. Suppose the .MDF It's in "/home/user/image.mdf". We put the following:

  • iat /home/user/image.mdf /home/user/image.iso

And that's it, it will turn us 😉


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  1.   sGoico said

    Very good information, just one detail: When you say ".ISO is simply the most popular, almost a standard." It seems that it is NOT a standard when it clearly is.
    Since the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) affirms it. To be more specific, this standardization is known as 9660 or ISO9660.


    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

      Yes you are right, my mistake 😉
      Thanks for stopping by and clearing this up, really.

      Welcome to the site 😀