Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-28-2006, 09:11 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
Mounting ISO


I would like to know how to mount a cd image. I have no idea how to do it? I have searched and i found a bunch of threads mentioning the loop command. But nothing specific on how to use it.

Is it easier to use a third party program?


Old 10-28-2006, 09:18 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: CentOS, OS X
Posts: 5,131

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Sure is not easier using any other program:
mount -o loop /path/to/image.iso /path/to/mountpoint/
That should do it, mount image.iso to the path specified.
Old 10-28-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15

does it make any difference where i mount it to?
Old 10-28-2006, 10:21 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
i just tried mounting to "/mnt"
i got an error
"mount: you must specify the filesystem type"

i am trying to mount bin/cue files.
Old 10-28-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
Senior Member
Registered: May 2004
Location: In the DC 'burbs
Distribution: Arch, Scientific Linux, Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 4,289

Rep: Reputation: 378Reputation: 378Reputation: 378Reputation: 378
The file you try to mount must have a valid filesystem that Linux understands (e.g. an ISO file has an iso9660 filesystem in most cases). You can't mount any arbitrary file.
Old 10-28-2006, 07:14 PM   #6
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
But bin/cue files are cd images???

If linux doesn't understand them, what are my other alternatives?
Old 10-29-2006, 09:21 AM   #7
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Distribution: Slackware 11
Posts: 191

Rep: Reputation: 31
a program called bchunk converts bin to iso. let me know if you get it to work. i tried it and it created an iso but i couldnt mount it. i dont know if it a problem with the bin/cue, the iso or the way i mounted it.
Old 10-30-2006, 02:08 AM   #8
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 24

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yer i got it to work fine.
I just followed the guide on the site and it worked fine.

Old 10-30-2006, 04:59 AM   #9
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Britanny, France
Distribution: ubuntu and debian
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
mount -o loop -t iso9660 /path/to/image.iso /path/to/mountpoint

This should work. You might have to sudo it.

You can sometimes mount other image formats directly, as long as the filesystem type is iso9660.



Last edited by sc0tty; 10-30-2006 at 05:00 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mounting iso gvbn Linux - Newbie 2 12-07-2005 09:12 PM
Mounting an *.iso... darkarcon2015 Slackware 14 10-25-2005 07:01 PM
mounting ISO image satimis Linux From Scratch 12 10-22-2005 08:15 PM
Mounting an ISO image from a CD different than mounting from HD? NoTiG Linux - Software 4 08-03-2005 05:40 PM
iso mounting enis2002 Slackware 4 04-16-2002 10:25 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration