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vovane

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Is there a way to emulate a cd drive?VL 6.0 Light
« on: October 11, 2009, 09:46:38 am »
I downloaded some .iso files and don't want to burn them to a cd,is there a way to make the system think of it like of a cdrom?I suppose there is a way to unpack iso and mount it somewhere,am i right?

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Re: Is there a way to emulate a cd drive?VL 6.0 Light
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 11:03:31 am »
As root, in a terminal:
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mount -o loop /path/to/iso_image_file /mnt/cdrom

vovane

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Re: Is there a way to emulate a cd drive?VL 6.0 Light
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 02:25:40 am »
Thank you,it works well.But couldn't you please explain,what does "loop" option do?I didn't find it in the manpage.Well,maybe i should have looked more carefully:)

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Re: Is there a way to emulate a cd drive?VL 6.0 Light
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 03:57:55 am »
I never really thought much about it, but here's more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loop_device