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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

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:

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.

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