[conspire] Mounting iso with Gnome

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Nov 21 18:10:01 PST 2006

Quoting John Andrews (jla1000 at comcast.net):

> I recently downloaded an iso file image to my home directory . Is there
> a difference between looking at it with the file browser or File roller
> and mounting it?

Well, you can determine that for yourself, this way:

1.  "Look at it" in the file browser (Nautilus) and/or File-Roller.
2.  While doing so, open a shell and type "mount".  You will see a list
    of what filesystems are mounted.  If it includes some reference to
    the ISO file (probably with a "-o loop" option to loopback-mount
    the file), then that's how it's doing the trick.

> I was looking at some gnome stuff and they had script
> which they said would mount and umount an iso.

Gee, I personally just do this:

$ su -
# mount -o loop /tmp/blah.iso /mnt/cdrom
[do some stuff with the contents]
# umount /mnt/cdrom
# exit

Cheers,                                            Rehab is for quitters.
Rick Moen
rick at linuxmafia.com

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