How to moount an ISO image

How to mount

  • Create a mount point
    $ sudo mkdir /mnt/iso
  • Use the ‘mount’ command to mount an iso file called ‘foo.iso’
    $ sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop foo.iso /mnt/iso/
  • How to unmount
    $ sudo umount /mnt/iso


  • -t : this argument is used to indicate the given filesystem type
  • iso9660 : it describes standard and default filesystem structure to be used on CD/DVD Roms
  • -o : options are necessary with a -o argument followed by a separated comma string of options
  • loop : the loop device is a pseudo-device that often used for mounting CD/DVD iso image and make those files accessible as a block device.
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