Mount ISO Image

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Wed Feb 27 14:20:16 UTC 2008

Leo Cacciari wrote:
> Il giorno mer, 27/02/2008 alle 08.03 +0000, Tony Arnold ha scritto:
>> Ruben Laban wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 27 February 2008, Gunawan wrote:
>>>> Is there any software to make a virtual cd/dvd drive like daemon tools?
>>>> or how can I mount iso image file ini ubuntu?
>>> $ sudo mount -oloop /path/to/image.iso /mnt/iso/
>> As pointed out to me in an earlier thread, the iso image is mounted read
>> only.
> This is because the CD filesystem is a read only one. To edit the image
> you should use an appropriate tool, such as ISO master, as was told in
> an earlier thread on this same (more or less) topic.

You may be referring to the thread I had earlier, and I saw the 
suggestion to use mount with loop. there was an option added to their 
suggestion of rw, but I thought when I tried it way back when I couldn't 
use rw on the iso image...your answer seems to add to that argument that 
it doesn't work that way.

I did install ISO Master, though. :-)

Does anyone know one way or the other if you can acually use loop to 
mount an ISO image and write to it?  I thought that only worked if you 
were mastering an image to burn, not one that's turned into an ISO image 

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