Archive for July, 2008

Mount ISO image in Linux

July 22, 2008

Do you have the habit of storing files as ISO ? . In Windows you can read the contents of an ISO file by mounting it on a virtual drive using Daemontools. In Linux it’s pretty simple. You just have to mount the ISO as a loop device.

# mount -o loop filename.iso /path/to/some/directory

You need to be root to run this command. If you are a user with administrative privileges ( this will be the case if you are using the primary account in Ubuntu,Mint etc), you can try the command

# sudo mount -o loop filename.iso /path/to/some/directory