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Old 06-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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trouble opening .iso file


Hi all, I'm using Linux Mint 14 and I have an .iso file that I wish to open and extract the contents of. I'm new to Linux so I'm not sure how to do this or if it is even possible. Help please, thanks.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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The .iso is a filesystem (iso9660). You mount the .iso to a mount point as though it were a partition, then copy anything you want from it to folder somewhere. Do a browser search for mounting .iso files.

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Old 06-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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Just mount that iso file to any directory. As root user
Code:
mount -o loop yourfile.iso /mnt
or as sudo user
Code:
sudo mount -o loop yourfile.iso /mnt
ls /mnt

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Old 06-01-2013, 01:33 PM   #4
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A little search over Internet could have returned lots of related results, like check this out: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/extrac...tallation.html
 
Old 06-01-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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thanks for the suggestions but when i try to mount it says "isoname.iso: No such file or directory

EDIT: that is why I came here
 
Old 06-01-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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thanks for the suggestions but when i try to mount it says "isoname.iso: No such file or directory
What command(s) you've invoked? isoname.iso is some sample name, so in place of this, use exact filename i.e. what's mentioned on the disk.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 01:51 PM   #7
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On my install (XFCE on Debian Sid) I can right-click the .iso file and select Open With->Archive Manager then access the file as if it were a .tar or other archive format.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 01:58 PM   #8
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the iso is the legend of zelda twilight princess WII version. 273 I tried that but I got "cannot open archive"
 
Old 06-01-2013, 02:35 PM   #9
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the iso is the legend of zelda twilight princess WII version. 273 I tried that but I got "cannot open archive"
What is the actual name of the .iso file? You say, "I tried...". What, precisely did you try? What exact command did you give?
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:56 PM   #10
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when i said i tried i was referring to what 273 said about opening as an archive. mount -o loop yourfile.iso /mnt that is the command i gave trying to mount it
 
Old 06-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #11
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On my install (KDE on Debian Testing) I right click on an .iso file and select Open With->Ark then access the file as if it were a .tar or other archive format.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:35 PM   #12
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when i said i tried i was referring to what 273 said about opening as an archive. mount -o loop yourfile.iso /mnt that is the command i gave trying to mount it
You need to replace "yourfile.iso" with the actual filename, including the path if it's not in your cwd.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #13
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Since archive manager can't open the file I think it's worth asking whether you have verified that this file is not corrupt in some way?
 
Old 06-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #14
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You need to replace "yourfile.iso" with the actual filename, including the path if it's not in your cwd.
cwd = current working directory.

Since OP is new, I'm guessing he probably didn't know this.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #15
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the name is zeldatp.iso and it's on my desktop
 
  


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