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Old 06-01-2005, 12:32 PM   #1
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mounting .iso as a real cdrom...


I am trying to install and play Jedi Academy, but all i ever have with my laptop is the .iso images of the 2 cd's on my HD because carrying cds is kinda a hassle.

Is there anyway that I can mount the .iso file so as the system/loki installer/game thinks that it is a real cd?

i have tried mounting it like
Code:
mount -o loop jediacad_1_2.iso /media/cdrecorder
but it didn't work

do i need to edit fstab or something?

thanks
 
Old 06-01-2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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You're installing this with Wine, I assume? I actually did it the same way you are saying, but I had to ammend my wine config file and make it look like I had 2 CDROMS (one for each disk) and point those 2 drives to folders where I mounted each CD. You shouldn't need to edit fstab at all.

Is there a loki installer for this game? If so I have never used it, so I can't help you there.

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Old 06-01-2005, 12:42 PM   #3
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i am using cedega, but installing the game with the loki installer (http://liflg.org/?page=cat&catid=7).

i don't know where the cedega config file is, but i will try and find it and see what happens
 
Old 06-01-2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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k, i edited my cedega config file, but it still didn't work :-\ i think that the loki installer is trying to install from a cdrom in fstab...
 
Old 06-01-2005, 03:29 PM   #5
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possible.... you can always change it there, or make a symlink between /dev/cdrom and the directory where you mounted the .iso. That might work. :-)

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Old 06-01-2005, 05:07 PM   #6
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i edited fstab to look something like this
Code:
/dev/loop0          /images/fakecd            auto           loop,defaults      0  0
and i was able to use the loki installer to install the game, but i still can't play the game from the image... any suggestions?
 
Old 06-01-2005, 05:39 PM   #7
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It's asking for a CD in the drive to play the game? Honestly, I think I ended up having to find a no-cd crack for it. I don't like it as an option, but seeing as how I did buy the game I didn't feel that bad about it.

good luck m8.


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Old 06-03-2005, 12:09 AM   #8
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thanks, hadn't thought of that

btw, have you had any problem loading mods on it? on Jedi Outcast, it kicks me out every time i try...
 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:27 AM   #9
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Honestly, I haven't played in so long I don't remember. I moved on to Jedi Academy pretty quick after Jedi outcast.

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Old 06-03-2005, 11:55 AM   #10
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Re: mounting .iso as a real cdrom...

Quote:
Originally posted by Bob Vila
I am trying to install and play Jedi Academy, but all i ever have with my laptop is the .iso images of the 2 cd's on my HD because carrying cds is kinda a hassle.

Is there anyway that I can mount the .iso file so as the system/loki installer/game thinks that it is a real cd?

i have tried mounting it like
Code:
mount -o loop jediacad_1_2.iso /media/cdrecorder
but it didn't work

do i need to edit fstab or something?

thanks
You forgot to tell it what filesystem to use:

mount -o loop -t iso9660 jediacad_1_2.iso /media/cdrecorde
 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:25 AM   #11
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Just a theory, but you might try making a symbolic link from /dev/cdrom to the actual iso file. might work. If it reads the file it should be exactly the same as a cdrom with the cd inside. To create an iso file all you need to do is type
Code:
cat /dev/cdrom > foobar.iso
(this works, I've done it)
so pointing the link to the iso file should work in theory.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 09:08 AM   #12
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I don't think just adding a symbolic link to an iso file is going to work. Mounting an iso however does work quite nicely and I do it all the time with my Slackware CD isos.
 
  


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