How to Install PowerISO on Linux [Step-by-Step]

Install PowerISO on Linux

We will describe the installation on the Debian-based (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.) Pardus operating system. The Poweriso application has both a graphical interface and a Command Line Utility. If Poweriso is to be used with GUI, the operating system must also have a desktop environment (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Cinnamon, etc.). We use KDE Desktop on Pardus OS. Let's talk about the installation/usage steps of Use with GUI and Using Command Line Utility.

 

What is PowerISO?

PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD and Blu-ray Disc image processor. The application has versions that run on both windows and Linux. With PowerISO;

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  • View disk images
  • Extract data
  • Write an image to disk
  • Image creation
  • Image editing
  • Converting to different image formats
  • You can do many operations such as mounting the virtual drive.

PowerISO supports many disc image formats such as ISO and BIN.

 

Different methods to install PowerISO in Linux

Method-1: Install Poweriso using GUI

On Linux, 3rd party applications are located under the opt directory. So go under the opt directory with the following command:

foc@pardus:~$ cd /opt/
foc@pardus:/opt$

Then download the setup file with the following command:

foc@pardus:/opt$ sudo wget https://www.poweriso.com/poweriso-x64-1.1.tar.gz
--2022-08-15 22:28:56-- https://www.poweriso.com/poweriso-x64-1.1.tar.gz
Resolving www.poweriso.com (www.poweriso.com)... 216.92.201.29
Connecting to www.poweriso.com (www.poweriso.com)|216.92.201.29|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 28594208 (27M) [application/x-gzip]
Saving to: ‘poweriso-x64-1.1.tar.gz’

poweriso-x64-1.1.tar.gz 100%[===============================================>] 27.27M 1.58MB/s in 15s

2022-08-15 22:29:13 (1.80 MB/s) - ‘poweriso-x64-1.1.tar.gz’ saved [28594208/28594208]

The downloaded tar.gz compressed file is extracted:

foc@pardus:/opt$ sudo tar zxvf poweriso-x64-1.1.tar.gz 
poweriso-x64/
poweriso-x64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
poweriso-x64/libbsd.so.0
poweriso-x64/libc.so.6
poweriso-x64/libdbus-1.so.3
poweriso-x64/libdl.so.2
poweriso-x64/libexpat.so.1
...
poweriso-x64/libsystemd.so.0
poweriso-x64/libuuid.so.1
poweriso-x64/libX11-xcb.so.1
poweriso-x64/libX11.so.6
poweriso-x64/libXau.so.6
poweriso-x64/libxcb.so.1
poweriso-x64/libXdmcp.so.6
poweriso-x64/libXrender.so.1
poweriso-x64/libz.so.1
poweriso-x64/poweriso
poweriso-x64/poweriso.sh

After the command, executable files and necessary libraries are extract.

Go to the extracted directory:

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foc@pardus:/opt$ cd poweriso-x64/

Then the application shell script is run:

foc@pardus:/opt/poweriso-x64$ ./poweriso.sh

Now you can use Poweriso.

How to Install PowerISO on Linux [Step-by-Step]

 

On Linux it can be difficult to always run applications from the terminal. Let's create a shortcut to run the Poweriso application from the desktop. Right click on the DesktopCreate NewLink to Application.

How to Install PowerISO on Linux [Step-by-Step]

 

Enter the following information on the Application tab and press the OK button.

  • Description = Poweriso
  • Command = /opt/poweriso-x64/poweriso.sh
  • Work path = /opt/poweriso-x64/

How to Install PowerISO on Linux [Step-by-Step]

Now you can access the Poweriso app from the desktop.

 

Method-2: Install PowerISO through terminal in CLI

This application is the terminal version of Poweriso. You can download the Poweriso Command Line Utility to your system with the following command:

foc@pardus:/opt$ sudo wget https://www.poweriso.com/poweriso-x64-1.6.tar.gz
[sudo] password for foc: 
--2022-08-16 18:40:12--  https://www.poweriso.com/poweriso-x64-1.6.tar.gz
Resolving www.poweriso.com (www.poweriso.com)... 216.92.201.29
Connecting to www.poweriso.com (www.poweriso.com)|216.92.201.29|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 904587 (883K) [application/x-gzip]
Saving to: ‘poweriso-x64-1.6.tar.gz’

poweriso-x64-1.6.tar.gz       100%[===============================================>] 883.39K   540KB/s    in 1.6s    

2022-08-16 18:40:15 (540 KB/s) - ‘poweriso-x64-1.6.tar.gz’ saved [904587/904587]

Then let's move it to /usr/local/bin:

foc@pardus:/opt$ sudo mv poweriso-x64-1.6.tar.gz /usr/local/

Let's go to /usr/local/bin:

foc@pardus:/opt$ cd /usr/local/bin/

Then the downloaded file is extracted:

foc@pardus:/usr/local/bin$ sudo tar zxvf poweriso-x64-1.6.tar.gz
poweriso-x64

Let's create a symlink under the /usr/bin directory:

foc@pardus:/usr/local/bin$ sudo ln -s poweriso-x64 /usr/bin/

Then you can use the poweriso-x64 command from any directory in the terminal:

foc@pardus:~$ pwd
/home/foc
foc@pardus:~$ poweriso-x64

PowerISO Version 1.6 Copyright(C) 2004-2022 Power Software Ltd
Type poweriso -? for help

 

Summary

In this article, we talked about the Poweriso application. There are many alternatives to an application on Linux. You can find the most popular alternatives to the Poweriso application below.

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  • Brasero
  • CDemu
  • AcetoneISO
  • Iso Master
  • Aaru Data Preservation Suite
  • Pismo File Mount Audit Package
  • Pismo File Mount Audit Package
  • xorriso
  • Silicon Empire
  • Gmount

If you are using Poweriso from terminal, you can use the following command for help:

foc@pardus:~$ poweriso-x64 -h

PowerISO Version 1.6 Copyright(C) 2004-2022 Power Software Ltd
            Type poweriso -? for help

Usage:    poweriso <command> [parameters] [-switches]

<Commands>

 list <image file> <directory>    List files and directories in image file.
     Example:  List all files and directories in root direcory of 
               /home/sam/test.iso recursively.
     Command:  poweriso list /home/sam/test.iso / -r

 extract <image file> <dir/file name>   Extract file/directory from image file.
     Example:  Extract all files and directories in root direcory of 
               /home/sam/test.iso to /home/sam/extract recursively.
     Command:  poweriso extract /home/sam/test.iso / -od /home/sam/extract

 convert <image file>    Convert image file to other format.
     Example:  Convert /home/sam/test.iso to /home/sam/test.daa 
     Command:  poweriso convert /home/sam/test.iso -o /home/sam/test.daa

 create        Create image file from files or folders.
     Example:  Create test.iso from /home/sam/test and /home/sam/test.zip.
     Command:  poweriso create -o /home/sam/test.iso -add /home/sam/test /

 

References

www.poweriso.com - Download PowerISO for Linux
www.poweriso.com - Command Line Utility for Linux

 

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