Mount an iso image?

Martin Tournoij carpetsmoker at
Mon Apr 23 19:19:41 UTC 2007

On Mon 23 Apr 2007 14:04, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> Is it possible to mount an iso image?  I'm not referring to a cd, but a single file that has been created using mkisofs.  If so, what command 
> would you use?  mount_cd9660 wants a block device.  Do I need to use some sort of pseudo block device?
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at
> Senior Information Security Analyst
> The University of Texas at Dallas

To mount a iso image:
mdconfig -at nvode -f MYIMAGE.ISO
mount_cd9960 /dev/md0 /somewhere

If you want to mount multiple ISO images then you will have to 
use md1, md2, ect.

Don't forget to unmount and detach the memory disk:
umount /somewhere
mdconfig -ud 0

0 should be replaced with the appropiate device number

Note that this will only mount standard iso images (iso9660, usually
.iso or .bin), if you want to mount Nero/Alcohol/PowerISO/ect images
then you must first convert them, iat is a great tool for doing this:
Ports collection: sysutils/iat

-- Martin

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