Hello folks. Today I will show you a simple post about how we can open a ISO image in linux.
Many times we have ISO file and we wouldn’t like to burn a CD/DVD. For that linux provide a way to mount this file type. An ISO image is a file of an optical disc. ISO mean International Organization for Standardization and is taken from the ISO 9660 file system.
So, let’s go to the point. Open a shell and type:
sudo mount -o loop kubuntu-10.10-alternate-amd64.iso /mnt
ls -l /mnt/
In this case I got a Kubuntu image like example. To unmount it:
sudo umount /mnt
Another way to mount is:
sudo mount kubuntu-10.10-alternate-amd64.iso /mnt -o loop=/dev/loop1
This is the same way that was shown in How to create a filesystem to file in Ubuntu. Doing that, you can mount 8 ISO image at the same time because linux provide loop0 to loop7 in /dev. Remember you just need to specify different folders to do that.
That’s it folks. See you next time.