mounting a .iso image? ... missing man page

dweimer dweimer at
Thu Oct 10 03:24:27 UTC 2013

On 10/09/2013 10:14 pm, Gary Aitken wrote:
> For some strange reason, my 9.1 system seems to be missing the section 
> 1
> man page for tar, although everything else seems to be there.
> I have an iso9660 image of 9.1 release which I tried to mount to copy
> the missing file, but that didn't work (can't find the CD I burned...).
> #mount -t cd9660 -o ro FreeBSD-9.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso /mnt/tmp
> mount_cd9660:
> /hd1/Downloads/FreeBSD/9_1/FreeBSD-9.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso: Block
> device required
> Seems like it must be possible to mount a cd9660 image somehow without
> burning an actual disc?
> Gary
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mdconfig -a -t vnode -f /path/to/file.iso

this will create a /dev/md# where # starts at 0 for first one

mount it with

mount -t cd9660 -o ro /dev/md# /mnt

    Dean E. Weimer

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