Q: How can I open .daa in Ubuntu or other Linux distribution?

A: DAA file is PowerISO Direct-Access-Archive and should be opened with PowerISO for Linux or AcetoneISO.

In order to install PowerISO do the following:

cd /usr/src
wget http://poweriso.com/poweriso-1.3.tar.gz
tar -xvzf poweriso-1.3.tar.gz

It comes as poweriso binary so you can execute it without compilation. Now you can convert .daa into .iso:

./poweriso convert your_file.daa -o your_file.iso -ot iso

Coming to AcetoneISO program.




  1. August 17, 2009  5:50 am by Jaikumar Reply

    Hello Friend....

    Its working fine. Its easy step only.. Thank you..

  2. May 1, 2010  9:49 pm by PuffMaN Reply

    oh man u just made my day and saved me a lot of time

    thanks a lot dude!

  3. October 29, 2010  7:19 pm by Surya Reply

    Hello Friend,

    Thank you very much...

  4. February 11, 2011  5:32 pm by Pema Reply

    When I followed your instructions for installing poweriso, this is the response I got in the terminal:
    --2011-02-11 22:52:07-- http://poweriso.com/poweriso-1.3.tar.gz
    Resolving poweriso.com...
    Connecting to poweriso.com||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 288910 (282K) [application/x-gzip]
    poweriso-1.3.tar.gz: Permission denied

    Cannot write to `poweriso-1.3.tar.gz' (Permission denied).
    pema@thagchod:/usr/src$ tar -xvzf poweriso-1.3.tar.gz
    tar: poweriso-1.3.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

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  6. April 14, 2012  7:24 pm by me Reply

    there is also a tool called daa2iso, which is packaged ubuntu -- just install daa2iso from the software centre. it is free software (as opposed to poweriso),

    installing and converting is as easy as
    sudo aptitude install daa2iso
    daa2iso the_input_file.daa new_output_file.iso

    iso files can then be accessed as usual.

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