How can i mount a ISO Image CD ? · 12 September 2005, 07:24 by Admin
If you are using Linux, the “loopback” device is what lets you do this. It can be as simple as:
mount -o loop -t iso9660 filename.iso /mnt/iso
but it can also be more complicated if you instead have a dd of a disk: see http://talk.trekweb.com/~jasonb/articles/linux_loopback.shtml
SCO has a “marry” command which serves a similar purpose:
marry -a /tmp/image
mount /dev/marry/tmp/image /mnt
John Dubois has a “mountfile” script for SCO that hides all the nasty details: ftp://ftp.armory.com/pub/admin/mountfile
Solaris has a “lofiadm” command that is very similar:
lofiadm -a image
mount -o ro -F hsfs /dev/lofi/1 /mnt
and BSD has “vnconfig” which again is very similar.
Mac OS X does it a little differently, using “hdid” to associate a device with an image; see an example at Sample Test Creation
Windows? Darned if I know.
Taken from http://aplawrence.com