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Old 02-15-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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mounting a .iso file

Hi all,
i am trying to mount a .iso file but ending up with errors.

# mount -t iso9660 /user/StarDrop_V5_1.iso /mnt/testiso
mount: /user/StarDrop_V5_1.iso is not a block device (maybe try `-o loop'?)
and when i try as it said (-o loop)
 # mount -o loop /user/StarDrop_V5_1.iso /mnt/testiso
mount: Not a directory
and /mnt/testios directory exists and it is not mounted on anyother filesystem
# ls -ltrh /mnt/testiso/
total 0
I even tried to mount it on /tmp/mnt directory (created one) with both options (loop and iso9660) but din't work
 #  mount -o loop  -t iso9660 /user/StarDrop_V5_1.iso /tmp/mnt/
mount: Not a directory
any help?
Thanks in advance!
Old 02-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Hi linuxandtsm,

Did you try the following syntax:

mount -t iso9660 /directory/file.iso /mountpoint -o loop

/directory/file.iso is the exact location and name of your .iso file.
Old 02-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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Have you created the mount point? I've just tested the following and it works fine with me.

mkdir -p /mnt/test
mount -o loop test.iso /mnt/test
cd /mnt/test
ls -l
edit: Also, make sure you are root when issuing the commands if your not already.

Last edited by sean.ferguson; 02-15-2012 at 03:30 PM.
Old 02-15-2012, 03:37 PM   #4
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Hi T3RM1NVT0R and sean.ferguson,

Thank you both for quick replies.
The problem was with iso file.
I redownloaded it and tried and -o loop option is able to mount the file.

Thanks! again


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