How to mount bin / cue image files on Linux March 7, 2011Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Linux.
Mounting iso-files on Linux is quite straight forward and simple e.g. using the command line (mount -o loop image.iso /mnt) .Anyway mounting bin/cue image files is not that straight forward as they’ll need conversion to iso before mounting, however the process is quite simple, but it need a small application called bchunk. The bchunk package contains a UNIX/C rewrite of the BinChunker program. BinChunker converts a CD image in a .bin/.cue format (sometimes .raw/.cue) into a set of .iso and .cdr/.wav tracks. The .bin/.cue format is used by some non-UNIX CD-writing software (read crap windows software), but is not supported on most other CD-writing programs.
For RedHat based distributions like CentOs 5.x , this utility can be installed by the yum installer if rpmforge is on the repository list .
- yum install bchunk
- In order to convert a bin/cue image set:
bchunk image.bin image.cue image.iso
- Then to mount the iso image using this command:
mount -o loop image.iso /mnt