How to mount a cdrom drive & ISO

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Posted on October 01, 2014

I was looking to mount a live ISO image and view the files without running the cd. Maybe someone would like to do the same for various reasons. But I wanted to posted the steps I took to accomplish my goal.

sudo modprobe loop

sudo mkdir /media/ISOimage

sudo mount iso-image-name.iso /media/ISOimage/ -t iso9660 -o loop

cd /iso-images-directory

mkdir ~/extract-cd

**find the filesystem file. **

cp filesystem.squashfs ~/extract-cd/

cd to ~/extract-cd

unsquashfs filesystem.squashfs

you should see a new folder called squashfs-root/

sudo umount /media/ISOimage


Cdrom mount

locate the cdrom

dmesg | egrep -i –color ‘cdrom|dvd|cd/rw|writer’  or lsblk

find the device name and mount

mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/deviceName /path/to/mount/point