Just tried the mounting of a DVD iso with regard to following the Novell "Cool Solution". Excellent idea
I would definately lose the wildcard * from your mount statement.
If you don't like typing, type the first couple of characters and hit the tab button to auto-complete the rest of the file or directory name.
Use this right through a whole path for quick and more importantly accurate input.
i.e. type /ho then tab gives /home.
If more than one name has a match then they are listed after tabbing a second time. Just add the next letter and tab again.
Also to note this is case sensitive.
I didn't have any probs with the loop switch on my attempt. If it comes up, do as the message said, "insmod loop.o", and try again.
Sorry cant be much more help than that as I've not hit the problem.