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Old 05-28-2003, 09:34 PM   #1
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Angry Virtual CD drive

I use mandrake 9.0,
i wanna create virtual CD drive, copy CD image into my HDD,
where to get this software?
Old 05-28-2003, 09:37 PM   #2
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to extract an image from a cd:
mount your cd
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/home/iso

to mount the iso:
(mkdir /mnt/iso <-this is your mountpoint)
mount -t iso9660 /home/iso /mnt/iso
Old 05-28-2003, 09:50 PM   #3
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what i need is an application software to do it, such as Alcohol in windows.

have it ?
Old 05-28-2003, 11:34 PM   #4
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I don't know your application software,
but find the fact that you think you need
more than the ability to type two lines
rather sad :/ ... if you put them in a shell-
script you'd probably have to take way
less action than in a mouse-driven environment.

Old 05-28-2003, 11:44 PM   #5
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Linux can be a CD server. Look at

However, many game CDs have security, so using LINUX as a CD server for Windows games will not work. For other CDs it will.

futurist, LINUX already supports setting up ISO images as drives. Everything in LINUX is a directory. When you mount drives, its a directory. Please get out of Windows mode. It will help you learn LINUX easier.
iceman47 already answer your question.


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