mounting a .iso image? ... missing man page
freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Oct 10 03:25:42 UTC 2013
On Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:14:22 -0600, Gary Aitken wrote:
> Seems like it must be possible to mount a cd9660 image somehow without
> burning an actual disc?
Of course. :-)
It is possible by using a virtual node "connected" to the
ISO file. Without having tested, according to your example:
# mdconfig -u 0 -t vnode -f /hd1/Downloads/FreeBSD/9_1/FreeBSD-9.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso
# mount -o ro -t cd9660 /dev/md0 /mnt/tmp
... do stuff ...
# umount /mnt/tmp
# mdconfig -u 0 -d
An alternative would be to use tar to extract the files from
the image, change whatever you want, and use mkisofs afterwards
to rebuild the (new) image, in case you want to modify its
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