Mounting a ISO image in Linux

Posted: April 27, 2011 in Ubuntu
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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.

  1. Great post. I also need a frontend app to mount iso as cdrom drive.

  2. ISO 9000 says:

    Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definately be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.

    iso 9000

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