ISO files typically contain images of CDs or DVDs. You need to mount them in your OS to be able to use them. In this article we will look at how to mount ISO files in Linux. You can use these commands on all Linux systems.
How to Mount ISO Files in Ubuntu
Here are the steps to mount ISO files in Ubuntu.
1. Make Directory
Let us say you want to mount image.iso file to /media/iso folder. In that case, open terminal and run the following command to create folder /media/iso.
$ sudo mkdir /media/iso
2. Mount ISO file
Run the following command to mount ISO file at /media/iso. Replace /path/to/image.iso with path to your iso file.
$ sudo mount /path/to/image.iso /media/iso -o loop
3. View Files
Once the ISO file is mounted, you can view its contents using ls command.
$ ls -l /media/iso
4. Unmount ISO file
Run the following command to unmount ISO file.
$ sudo umount /media/iso
Please note, it is umount and not unmount command. There is no ‘n’ in the above command.
That’s it. As you can see it is very easy to mount ISO file in Linux, just like mounting a volume or drive.