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Old 12-29-2006, 02:59 AM   #1
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Question running *.iso w/o burning image to the cd/dvd


Is is possible to run an *.iso in linux without burning in cd/dvd. What is the command?

Also is this possible to windows also?
Old 12-29-2006, 03:03 AM   #2
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You can't "run" the iso, but you can mount it and access its contents, If your image is in /tmp/animage.iso and you want to mount it under /mnt/cdrom (I'm assuming a normal cdrom with is09660):
mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop /tmp/animage.iso /mnt/cdrom
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Originally Posted by micro_xii
Also is this possible to windows also?
Yes, it is possible in windows, though not as easily as in linux
You can install virtual cd drive software (eg alcohol 120% ) to mount the iso image & run it as if there is a CD in the drive with same image


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