Convert DAA to ISO Disk Images in LinuxPosted by Hodge on Dec 4, 2008 in Linux • 3 comments •
Ever acquired a .daa disk image and been unable to burn it? DAA is the proprietary format of PowerISO – I’m not really a fan of proprietary formats of anything, and would rather have the disk as an ISO image. The PowerISO download page has a conversion tool for Linux which can be used to convert that pesky DAA to ISO, and can be used via the Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) as follows:
tar -zxvf poweriso-1.3.tar.gz
./poweriso convert /path/to/source.daa -o /path/to/target.iso -ot iso
However, there is also an Open Source version available, developed by Luigi Auriemma. The Zip file contains a precompiled Windozzze binary, along with the source code – which is what we’re interested in for Linux. Once it’s compiled:
it’s really easy to use:
./daa2iso /path/to/source.daa /path/to/target.iso
The new ISO image can be now burned with whatever application you choose.