Monday, April 20, 2009

How to mount ISO image

Like anything else on linux, it's easiest to do things from the command line. Open up a terminal window and type in the following commands

sudo mkdir /media/iso

sudo modprobe loop

sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop filename.iso /media/iso

You should be able to navigate to the /media/iso folder and see the contents of the ISO image. If you want to unmount the iso, use the following command:

sudo umount /media/iso


modprobe loop

-> loads/ installs the module for loopback file system support

-> the file system of CD Roms

-> specify the file system type
-o loop

-> for additional options while using a loopback filesystem

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