How to: Mount an ISO image under Linux without burning a cd
An ISO image is an archive of an optical disk in a format ISO, the files typically have a file extension of .ISO . The name ISO is taken from the ISO 9660 file system used with CD-ROM media.
Now we will mount an iso image in a linux operating system without burning a cd, to do that ,there are 2 ways available.
1 – without using the command line
Just make a right click on the ISO image file as described bellow :
-Right click on the iso image and choose : mount with archive mounter
The image will be mounted on your desktop
To unmount :
2- Mount an ISO image using command line
Command Method I
a – As root Create a directory (in my case isodir):
sudo mkdir -p /mnt/isodir
b- Mount the iso image ( my case i`m trying to mount slackware-12.1-install-dvd.iso) to the new directory :
sudo mount -o loop slackware-12.1-install-dvd.iso /mnt/isodir
c- Change directory to the mounted one
d – List files stored inside the directory
Command method II :
you can also mount the iso imageusing this command :
1- Create mount Directory
2- Mount the iso image to this directory using the command
sudo mount -o loop -t iso9660 Desktop/slackware-12.1-install-dvd.iso ./isodir
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