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Mounting an ISO Image on a Linux Desktop

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By Joe Harmon

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Posted: 20 Jan 2005

  • Copy your ISO file to a specific location. For this example, let's say that we copied to our home directory. Example: /home/user

  • Create a directory that will receive the mounted ISO file. Example: /home/user/iso

  • Now open a terminal, su to root, and type in the following command:

    mount -o loop /home/user/file.iso /home/user/iso

    Note: There is a limit of 9 ISO's that can be mounted at a given time.

    OPTIONAL: If, for some reason, it asks for the file system type, you could also try the same command in a different format:

    mount -r /home/user/file.iso /home/user/iso -t iso9660 -o loop

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