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Old 03-21-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
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IMG and ISO files

Hi all,
Is there a software for FC3 that can be used to extract *.img or *.iso files to the hard disk rather than burning them directly to the CD or DVD. When i download files using torrents, i would like to look at the contents and quality of the files before i burn them on to a disk. I would like to use a program that does not use wine.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-21-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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You can mount the ISO file with a loop switch. I don't remember the syntax, but do a search for mounting ISO from hard disk or something like that and you'll find it.
Old 03-21-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
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Is there a program like ISOBUSTER for linux?

Thanks for the info Optimistic. I used the following command to do it

mount -o loop -t iso9660 source destination
It worked

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Old 03-21-2005, 11:33 PM   #4
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You can mount the ISO file with a loop switch. I don't remember the syntax...

mount -t iso9660 -o loop some+AF8-cd.iso /mnt

Just fix the above to match the actual CD image filename and whatever mount point you want to use.
Old 03-26-2005, 04:38 AM   #5
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mount -t iso9660 -o loop some+AF8-cd.iso /mnt

thanks, this worked for me


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