Mount ISO Image
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Wed Feb 27 19:45:40 UTC 2008
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> 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
> Not an ISO9660 Filesystem, the CD default. The filesystem was simply
> designed for a Write Once media, and was optimized under the assumption
> there would be no random writes.
> However, there is no rule that a CD must be ISO9660..
> You can format a CD ISO udf (see udftools), which has random write
> And if Windows/MAC compatibility is not an issue, you can put whatever
> filesystem on an ISO you want, including creating a ext3 image file that
> will later be burned to a disc.
Ah, okay. Unfortunately the original .iso I'm working with was imaged
off a customized CD that we needed to alter :-) It was a bootable image
of a preconfigured Linux system.
But this may be handy for other things down the road.
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