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Old 04-28-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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Cool ISO question ..


Is there any method to see contents of an iso image without writing to a disk .. So that i can first verify then proceed to burn without wasting cd

If question is dumb forgive me
 
Old 04-28-2009, 09:57 PM   #2
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Matters what distro your using...
You can right-click the iso and select "open with archive manager" and see the files...(in ubuntu)

I use Ubuntu 8.04 and you just install "Gmountiso" and maybe "isomaster".

To use gmountiso, open it from ubuntu menu(applications/systemtools/gmount-iso"

select the iso file and mount point
For the "mount point" I always use "cdrom0"

click "mount"
then click "jump to"

a file browser will open and you can see inside the iso.

If you wanna copy the contents of the iso to a folder(make the folder first), goto the "Edit" button at the top panel of the file browser and select "select all" and then "copy"(cut won't work).

go into the folder you already made and right-click any free space and select "paste"

Additionally you can right-click the iso and select "extract here", which is the easiest.
If you get a error message when it extracts, use the gmount method.

Now, you can manipulate the files,etc

There's also a command-line version, but I can't remember it...

Last edited by linus72; 04-28-2009 at 09:59 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2009, 10:00 PM   #3
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You can mount an iso thusly:

# mount -o loop /location_of_iso <mountpoint>

Depending on how your mount command functions, and the parameters, you may have to become root to do so.

To see the contents of the iso:

$ ls <mountpoint>

cheers,
 
Old 04-28-2009, 10:13 PM   #4
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You can "cd" to where the iso image is and as mrclisdue said mount it.

additionally you can copy the files from the iso using the terminal
cd into where iso is.
"mkdir newcd"
"mkdir image"
"mount -o loop /location of .iso & name image"
(so for dsl it would be "mount -o loop dsl.iso image")

"cp -a -Rp image/* newcd"
that will copy the iso to the folder "newcd", and you'll have to chown it with
"chown -R yourusername newcd/*"
for me it would be "chown -R bz newcd/*"
 
Old 04-28-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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OH-don't forget to "umount image" after copying!
 
Old 04-29-2009, 05:50 AM   #6
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When I had this question, I was pointed toward FuseISO.

The mount loop option worked for me as well, but required use of sudo (ie the root password), which I wanted to avoid.

Having successfully installed FuseISO in Ubuntu 8.04, I can vouch for it working and being reasonably easy to use.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 05:54 AM   #7
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nautilius in gnome will display the contents of the iso just by clicking on it.
Or you can use mc (midnight commander) at the commandprompt
 
  


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