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How To Mount An ISO Image Using Linux

  • The first thing we must do is login to the system as a root user. To login as root type the following in a terminal:
  • su -
  • Next, we create a mount point for the image we wish to mount. In a terminal type the following;
  • mkdir -p /mnt/disk
  • Next, we mount the ISO file. Assuming our disk is called example.iso type the following in a terminal;
  • mount -o loop example.iso /mnt/disk
  • That's it, you are done, unless of course you would like to ensure that no changes can be made to the ISO file while you are perusing it, I would suggest the following command to view the file with read only permissions.
  • mount -o loop,ro example.iso /mnt/disk