Sunday, August 8, 2010

How to mount an ISO file in Linux

To mount an ISO file on Linux machine, you should mount it as "loop" back filesystem. The option to be used in mount command is "-o loop".

Check out the below example.

# mount -o loop boot.iso /mnt
# df /mnt
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
                        131708    131708         0 100% /mnt
# ls /mnt
images  isolinux

# mount | grep /mnt
/media/ boot.iso on /mnt type iso9660 (ro,loop=/dev/loop0)

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