Using ISO files in Linux and Windows.

I’ve started to use more and more ISO images as disk space is becoming cheaper and its a lot easier to manage ISO files compared to physical CDs/DVDs.  Mainly because I keep forgetting where I put the physical media.


Create an ISO file using dd

 dd if=/dev/cdrom of=image.iso

Mount the ISO using local loop back download smokey and the bandit part 3 movie (you may need to be root)

mkdir /mnt/disk
mount -o loop image.iso /mnt/disk


For Windows you should get a copy of the free program MagicDisk

I use it all the time at work and I’ve never had any problems with it.   Its small simply and works well.

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