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Old 09-15-2005, 05:59 PM   #1
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running iso files

I don't have a cd writer.
I want to know is it possible to mount an ISO file in linux like some program in windows?
Old 09-15-2005, 06:17 PM   #2
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Yes, and it's very easy to do in linux from the command line. Open a console and run the following:

$ mkdir /home/<username>/isomount
$ su
<enter root password>
# mount <path to iso> /home/<username>/isomount -o loop

If you look in your home directory you will see the directory, isomount which you made above. Open isomount and you will see the contents of the iso. When your done looking at the contents of the iso, you should unmount the iso file with:

# umount /home/<username>/isomount

Your access is read only as this emulates a cd drive using a loop device in linux.

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Old 09-16-2005, 01:46 AM   #3
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Do not forget the -t option because it will have problems mounting it.


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