How to mount an ISO image on Linux December 16, 2010Posted by tournasdimitrios1 in Linux.
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An ISO image or .iso file contains the disk image of an ISO 9660 file system, which is used for storing data on CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs. It is possible to take an ISO image and record it onto a CD or DVD using various applications for doing so, and it is also possible to mount the ISO image using Linux, so that you can access the files without having to actually burn it to disk first.
ISO images downloaded from the Internet typically contain operating system installation software, such as installing Linux (eg Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Mandriva, CentOS etc) or BSD (eg FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD). Sometimes you might need to access files on these ISO images but don’t want to actually waste a disk just to access them. (more…)