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how do I mount ISO images?

Postby tuddy666 on Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:14 pm

The question is in the title. Do I need to download a program equivalent to Daemon tools on windows, and if so, what's it called?
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby Zen Mod on Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:57 pm

The question sounds odd to me so I'll just act as if you asked how can you burn an *.iso image. Excuse my ignorance if I'm wrong. I use Brasero for burning CDs and DVDs from *.iso images. I'm not sure about File roller and similar apps, but I am absolutely sure that RAR can perfectly unpack any proper *.iso image. Once you unpack the content of the iso image file, you can burn it as a plain or bootable data disc, modify the content, etc...RAR is of course no free software, one has to for it pay after 40 days, but as any other bad habbit, I kept it after migration to Linux because it's reliable.
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby Fornhamfred on Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:58 pm

Sorry I do not really understand the question. If you have downloaded a distro iso then you need to use a cd or dvd burner to burn the image to a cd or dvd to enable you to load it.

Perhaps you could confirm that this is what you are trying to do.
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby tuddy666 on Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:03 pm

Zen Mod wrote:The question sounds odd to me so I'll just act as if you asked how can you burn an *.iso image. Excuse my ignorance if I'm wrong. I use Brasero for burning CDs and DVDs from *.iso images. I'm not sure about File roller and similar apps, but I am absolutely sure that RAR can perfectly unpack any proper *.iso image. Once you unpack the content of the iso image file, you can burn it as a plain or bootable data disc, modify the content, etc...RAR is of course no free software, one has to for it pay after 40 days, but as any other bad habbit, I kept it after migration to Linux because it's reliable.

While unpacking with rar isn't EXACTLY what I want, it's fine for the purpose.

Before ya ask, I needed to mount an ISO because I downloaded some windows software (to test in WINE), and it was in an ISO image.
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby Ede on Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:09 pm

Guys, just answer his question. :P

tuddy666: It's included in linux, but you have to do some cli-commands.
In a terminal, write

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sudo mkdir /media/iso

to make a directory we will be using to mount iso-files.
Then, from the directory where the iso-file is;
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sudo mount nameoffile.iso /media/iso -o loop

And it will be mounted. When mounting .iso-files, you must include the -o loop option.

If you want to unmount it, write
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sudo umount /media/iso


If you want Wine to read a mounted directory as a drive, you have to specify this in winecfg.
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winecfg
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby tuddy666 on Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:18 pm

Ede wrote:Guys, just answer his question. :P

tuddy666: It's included in linux, but you have to do some cli-commands.
In a terminal, write

Code: Select all
sudo mkdir /media/iso

to make a directory we will be using to mount iso-files.
Then, from the directory where the iso-file is;
Code: Select all
sudo mount nameoffile.iso /media/iso -o loop

And it will be mounted. When mounting .iso-files, you must include the -o loop option.

If you want to unmount it, write
Code: Select all
sudo umount /media/iso


If you want Wine to read a mounted directory as a drive, you have to specify this in winecfg.
Code: Select all
winecfg

alright, thanks very much. I guessed I'd need terminal for some of it, though this cleared up what I need to do.
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby Ede on Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:47 pm

I don't know if there's a gui for mounting, but the terminal is allmighty and worthy to learn. ;)
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby paul_sc1 on Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:18 am

In case anyone is still looking for a gui to mount your iso's...you can use

gisomount
or
gmountiso

both in synaptic
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby Deirdre on Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:39 am

AcetoneISO is a nice gui for mounting, with the advantage it supports more formats besides ISO (like MDF, NRG, BIN, NRG). I't can also convert between some formats.
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby paul_sc1 on Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:34 pm

Deirdre wrote:AcetoneISO is a nice gui for mounting, with the advantage it supports more formats besides ISO (like MDF, NRG, BIN, NRG). I't can also convert between some formats.


Looks good, thanks for posting.
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby Zwopper on Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:05 am

There are several nautilus scripts out there that will do it automagically for you!
Here is one of them!
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Re: how do I mount ISO images?

Postby Husse on Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:20 am

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