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    Can you mount ".iso" files, or similar formats?


    I have been trying to get this to work by directly sending the mount command to the file itself, but it always came back with a "[file] is not a block device" error.
    I want to know whether or not is is possible to mount these types of files in Linux, without burning them to CD's. I want to keep wear and tear on my CD-ROM drive down as low as possible, and since that I bought the games myself, I see no reason why I cannot just rip them to my hard drive and run them from there, but that is not the issue. I just need to know if it is possible to mount an .iso file in Linux

    Thank you for your time.

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    mount -o loop -t iso9660 FC3-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/iso

    mounts my iso image of the first Fedora Core 3 cd under /mnt/iso - Hope that helps.

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    Thank you, that worked.

    Also would you happen to know what other formats that Linux will support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schawing
    Thank you, that worked.

    Also would you happen to know what other formats that Linux will support?
    i don't think i have found anything that linux won't mount, but i could be wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    Quote Originally Posted by schawing
    Thank you, that worked.

    Also would you happen to know what other formats that Linux will support?
    i don't think i have found anything that linux won't mount, but i could be wrong
    I can't get linux to mount my microwave....

    If you want to know *exactly* what filesystems that are supported, get a kernel source tree, cd to the source directory and make menuconfig. Navigate to File Systems. Voila! All the filesystems for which you can build kernel support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    I can't get linux to mount my microwave....
    LOL Sarumont... I looked like an idiot at work when I started laughing! thanks again it was much fun reading your post :P
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