Mount An ISO Image

  7 years ago

An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, a type of disk image composed of the data contents of every written sector of an optical disc, including the optical disc file system. ISO image files usually have a file extension of .iso. The name ISO is taken from the ISO 9660 file system used with CD-ROM media, but what is known as an ISO image might also contain a UDF (ISO/IEC 13346) file system (commonly used by DVDs and Blu-ray Discs).

To mount an ISO images under Linux

1) You must login as a root user, if not, then switch to root user using following command:

su -

2) Create the directory i.e. mount point:

mkdir -p /mnt/disk

3) Use mount command as follows to mount iso file called disk1.iso:

mount -o loop disk1.iso /mnt/disk

4) Change directory to list files stored inside an ISO image:

cd /mnt/disk
ls -l
JPfrmME 7 years ago

I travel a lot and do not carry around manuals; although my experience using computers goes back to the days of punched cards, most of my recent experience is with Windows and the concept of 'mounting' disks is a weak point in my personal knowledge base. I like having easy access at my fingertips to this kind of information.

Hammer459 7 years ago

This is described in Linux manuals so this tutorial seems redundant