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Old 07-06-2004, 03:14 AM   #1
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Question How to open/extract ISO file in Linux?

Hi everybody!

I am new to Linux. I have Fedora installed on my PC.

I wanted to install MatLab for Linux from an ISO file. Now from my previous experience of windows, I thought that mounting or extracting it into my HD will help. But I can find no way to do it

Please Help! I am stuck!!
Old 07-06-2004, 03:18 AM   #2
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Hi there sattu!!!

Welcome to Yup, same rules for Windows applies here when dealing with ISO's. You've to mount them. But no worries, that's actually quite easy to do. Take a look at this tutorial:

to get the hang of creating, mounting and burning iso's in linux, among other fancy stuff.

Good luck! I hope you enjoy your stay here
Old 07-06-2004, 03:19 AM   #3
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mount -o loop -t iso9660 filename.iso /mnt/iso

(remember to create the directory /mnt/iso first)

Then browse to /mnt/iso and install
Old 07-06-2004, 03:23 AM   #4
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Hi sattu,
Now from my previous experience of windows, I thought that mounting or extracting it into my HD will help.
mkdir mountpoint
mount -o loop YourImage.iso mountpoint
ls mountpoint/
Become root, make a directory to see the files in, mount the image to this directory, see whats in there.
Be aware that rebooting will unmount everything you have not saved in your /etc/fstab file. You might want to copy the contents of the mount directory to your hard drive to be able to access them later without remounting.

Good luck,
- drowstar
Old 07-06-2004, 03:25 AM   #5
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You can burn the iso to a cd or...

mount it like:

mkdir /temp-mount-point

mount metlab-blah.iso /temp-mount-point -o loop

you can then cd to /temp-mount-point and get what's in the iso...
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Thanks for your help! Finally I got Matlab installed. Thanks again.
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thank you,mrgrieves.this command is good.
Old 10-13-2011, 03:13 AM   #8
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Unhappy mount error

i give this error:
mount: /dev/loop0: can't read superblock
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nobody mentioned '/dev'
this thread is 7 years old, look here:
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Originally Posted by hadisarabi View Post
i give this error:
mount: /dev/loop0: can't read superblock

Due to this thread being so old, please search these forums first for an answer, and if not, then by all means create a new thread. For future reference, please do not dig up old threads.


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