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Hello, I have a LUKS disk image format. How can I burn?

For K3B and for Nero also it is "Invalid or unsupported image file format" but I can Ignore this error message. How can this with ImbBurn?

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You'd burn it as you would any other data file, from the Ez-Mode Picker screen choose Write files/folders to disc (aka Build mode).


As you probably know, since you have a LUKS file, it's an encrypted file system (similar to the type created by PGP Disk, TrueCrypt etc) and is mounted as a virtual disk after supplying the correct password, not to be confused with a disc image format like ISO, NRG etc.

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Ah that won't work then.


It would need to be a multiple of 2048... and that's not.


4695000000 'Mod' 2048 = 960


I just made an encrypted image using a tool I found called FreeOTFE. I assume that's the kind of thing you're talking about?


Do these images of yours normally use the '.vol' file extension?

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Yes, It seems good. I can load image. Yes I can mount with Freeotfe, but I make image in linux.

By this way


dd if=/dev/zero of=dvd.img bs=2048 count=2292480
losetup /dev/loop0 dvd.img
sudo cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/loop0
sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/loop0 dvd
sudo mkntfs -Q -L "neve" -C -p 1 -H 0 -S 0 /dev/mapper/dvd
sudo mount /dev/mapper/dvd -t ntfs-3g /media/dvd



At now I cannot mount writed dvd with freeotfe, but maybe, for bits problem have. I will test.

I dont use extension (.vol), bec I dont associate this type file for OS.

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Well, the only way you'll get those images into Write mode is use the ISO file extension and pad the end of them with zeroes (0's) using a hex editor or something so that the file size is a multiple of 2048.


When you've done both of those things, they should burn fine.

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For some reason, the FreeOTFE program won't let me mount directly from an optical drive even though when you click the 'Mount Partition' button there's an option to show CD/DVD drives. I would have expected it to be there, especially if 'Show CD/DVD Drives' AND 'Entire disk' were enabled.


Now I understand the image format a little better, why can't you just burn the encrypted image to the disc as a file in Build mode?


Then, when you mount it, just load it how you would a file from the hdd - only using a different drive letter or whatever.

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