CD ISO’s in linux

Every so often I need to mount an ISO image on linux.

To mount an ISO you first have to create a mount point for example /mnt/iso then type the following command:

mount iso_name.iso /mnt/iso/ -t iso9660 -o loop=/dev/loop0

On some systems you need to avoid the loop= part of the command and issue:

mount -o loop -t iso9660 iso_name.iso /mnt/iso

To create an ISO from a directory use the following command consult the man page if any switches give you trouble.

mkisofs -rdlJ -allow-leading-dots -hide-rr-moved -dir-mode 555 -p “preparer”

-publisher “publisher” -A “Disc name” -V VOLNAME -o output.iso -b isolinux/isolinux.bin

-c isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table /mnt/iso

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