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Old 02-16-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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Linux-Centos ISO image details

Hi, I am new here , and in Linux field as well,just got basic linux training and just need have some questions explaination please let me know whats is iso image in linux and how it works. thanks everyone sam
Old 02-17-2012, 12:56 AM   #2
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I think the question should be some what like this

How to start of with linux and not what an iso image does!
.iso is nothing but just an extension used for image files which is further used for installation purpose or burning DVD and CD with .iso extension. I don't find any relation of iso with linux.

I will be waiting for more appropriate question on linux from your side.

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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux - Newbie and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

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One of the filesystem types known to Linux is ISO-9660. Very often, a filesystem image of type ISO-9660 is used as a vehicle to transport a complete partition. Such image files are, by convention, named with the .ISO (or .iso) filename suffix. Generally, an ISO image can be burned to a CD or DVD directly, in order to create media with a full ISO-9660 filesystem. This is a standard method used to distribute Linux through the internet. LQ has a considerable volume of information on this subject.
Linux also has the interesting capability of being able to mount a filesystem image file (an ISO file) on a loop device. Doing so allows you to access the contents of the ISO image as a mounted filesytem; you can browse the files and directory structure just as you would do on a spinning media filesystem.

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