mounting a .iso image? ... missing man page
freebsd at dreamchaser.org
Thu Oct 10 04:18:49 UTC 2013
On 10/09/13 21:25, Polytropon wrote:
> 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. :-)
I guess knowing it's possible is a start;
couldn't figure out where to look to get the magic combination.
> 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
for the record, that's:
mdconfig -a -t vnode -u 0 -f <file>
> # mount -o ro -t cd9660 /dev/md0 /mnt/tmp
> ... do stuff ...
> # umount /mnt/tmp
> # mdconfig -u 0 -d
and that one is
mdconfig -d -u 0
order appears to be important
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