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Old 10-28-2006, 09:11 AM   #1
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Mounting ISO


Hi,

I would like to know how to mount a cd image. I have no idea how to do it? I have searched and i found a bunch of threads mentioning the loop command. But nothing specific on how to use it.

Is it easier to use a third party program?

Thanks.

Mitch
 
Old 10-28-2006, 09:18 AM   #2
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Sure is not easier using any other program:
Code:
mount -o loop /path/to/image.iso /path/to/mountpoint/
That should do it, mount image.iso to the path specified.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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thanks

does it make any difference where i mount it to?
 
Old 10-28-2006, 10:21 AM   #4
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i just tried mounting to "/mnt"
i got an error
"mount: you must specify the filesystem type"

i am trying to mount bin/cue files.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
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The file you try to mount must have a valid filesystem that Linux understands (e.g. an ISO file has an iso9660 filesystem in most cases). You can't mount any arbitrary file.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 07:14 PM   #6
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But bin/cue files are cd images???

If linux doesn't understand them, what are my other alternatives?
 
Old 10-29-2006, 09:21 AM   #7
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a program called bchunk converts bin to iso. let me know if you get it to work. i tried it and it created an iso but i couldnt mount it. i dont know if it a problem with the bin/cue, the iso or the way i mounted it.
 
Old 10-30-2006, 02:08 AM   #8
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Yer i got it to work fine.
I just followed the guide on the site and it worked fine.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-30-2006, 04:59 AM   #9
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mount -o loop -t iso9660 /path/to/image.iso /path/to/mountpoint

This should work. You might have to sudo it.

You can sometimes mount other image formats directly, as long as the filesystem type is iso9660.

HTH,

Yann

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