Quick guide to mounting ISO file in linux

In short, You can (Up to date systems) mount it in 1 go with something like

mount -o loop /path/to/my-iso-image.iso /mnt/iso

Step 1, what is the next loop number we can mount on ?

losetup -f

This will probably result in something like /dev/loop0 (Which is the next ready loop to map the ISO to

losetup /dev/loop0 /path/file.iso

Then, mount the loop device with the mount command

mount /dev/loop0 /mnt/dir

That’s it, The new solution and the old, As always, i keep things here as a not to self, because sometimes I come across older computers, and I forget how it was done since all the mounting I do now the new way

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.