How to mount an .iso?

Asked by Martin Kossick on 2008-10-22

Hey,
I want to mount an .iso (Im using intrepid beta)

This is what happens at the moment:
~$ sudo mount -o loop Desktop/ubuntu-8.10-beta-desktop-i386.iso /media/cdimage
mount: you must specify the filesystem type

It seems that usb-creator has the same problem:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/+bug/287753

Thank you,

Martin

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Martin Kossick
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2008-10-24
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2008-10-24
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2008-10-22
Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #1

The following command should have this format to mount an ISO as cdrom

sudo mount -o loop -t iso9660 /path/to/iso /path/to/mountpoint

If this does not help you might want to check out a tool called gmountiso.
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/easy-way-of-mountunmount-iso-images-in-ubuntu.htm

Hope this helps

Martin Kossick (hacktick) said : #2

~$ sudo mount -o loop -t iso9660 Desktop/ubuntu-8.10-beta-desktop-i386.iso /media/cdimage
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
       missing codepage or helper program, or other error

syslog says:

Oct 24 00:39:22 xyz kernel: [ 3651.615562] ISOFS: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.

gmountiso cant help either.

Martin Kossick (hacktick) said : #3

I'm sorry, my .iso probably was corrupted, even though I downloaded it via bittorrent.
Thank you anyway!