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I am trying to mount an iso that I have, so that it will act like a virtual cd drive. I have tried the mount command, but I do not know how to make wine think that this is a cd drive. Thanks in advance.
well the aproach is really simple
mount the iso using loop
mount -o loop <where you want to mount > <your iso image>
mount -o loop /mnt/tmp /cdfile.iso
there is no need for file type as mount distinguishes file type easily.
Now from wine browse to /mnt/tmp from the drive that you have used to map / (root)
I have put several ISO files into my fstab so that they behave just like local discs: /usr/share/isos/Mandrake/9.1/4-CD/Mandrake-9.1-Install-CD1.i586.iso /mnt/install-cds/Disc1 auto noauto,users,loop 0 0
Now, anything that tries to access /mnt/install-cds/Disc1 as a CD device, will be pleasently surprised!
but it didn't work. It didn't recognise the filesystem type.
This is a perfectly good .iso file, i have used it on other computers. Other .iso files will mount with no problem. I was wondering if anyone else had had the same problem!!!
I also tried switching the order of the commands, but this didn't help much either
type "mount --help"
mount -o ~me/downloads/cdrom.iso /mnt/cdrom2
and if this iso doesn't mount, it is probably not a true "iso", I mean, some (dumb) people will rip their cd using some progs that create an "iso" file that's not a real iso (1 to 1 copy). Most burner can probably handle it anyways, but linux will not be able to mount it, most of time.