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I'm trying to mount an iso cd image, but I do not succeed. Google doesn't give any answers either. Can you help me? Here's what I've tried: Code: thrix:/home/daan# mount ...
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    Question "Unable to identify CD-ROM format"


    I'm trying to mount an iso cd image, but I do not succeed. Google doesn't give any answers either. Can you help me?

    Here's what I've tried:

    Code:
    thrix:/home/daan# mount -t iso9660 -o loop /home/daan/cd.iso /mnt/iso
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
           missing codepage or other error
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
           dmesg | tail  or so
    
    thrix:/home/daan# ls -l /mnt/iso
    total 0
    thrix:/home/daan# dmesg | tail
    Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
    thrix:/home/daan#

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    check the output of the file command and post it to here

    file cd.iso it will detect the file format.

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    Hi Iwanabeguru, thanks for helping out.

    Code:
    thrix:/home/daan/# file cd.iso
    cd.iso: data
    thrix:/home/daan/#

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    thats the problem it's not a cd.iso image file its only data in an img file

    check this link and when you extract the data succesfully make a cdiso from it with mkisofs.
    extract .img - Ubuntu Forums

    man dd
    man mkisofs

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    Thanks, that was very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan View Post
    Thanks, that was very helpful.
    You're lucky. I read the thread but getting jumbled up machine code was all I was able to see from my usb hard drive after executing the command :/

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