Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mount ISO files in Linux

Mounting an ISO file in Linux is quite simple. The command looks like:
mount -o loop disk1.iso /mnt/cdrom
It is specifying a loop device and then mounting the listed ISO file under the given mount point, which has to exist prior to issuing the command.


Update: In Fedora 18, mounting ISOs is as easy as double-clicking on them in Nautilus (file manager). By default, ISO files will be handled with ISO Image Mounter and mounted to the file system. Then, in Nautilus, you will see the new device under Devices section, showing the contents of the ISO file. Quite handy and simple.

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