venerdì 7 ottobre 2011

Mount and Unmout ISO images without burning them

Some times you want to use iSO images without burning them.If you don’t want to waste your CD’s/DVD’s here is the simple possible solutions using these tips you can mount and unmount ISO images without burning them.

I know two possible solutions:
1) Using Nautilus Scripts
2) Using kernel loop module

Now we will see each one in detailed

Using Nautilus Scripts
I am taking this tip from here first you need to download two scripts for mount iso images download from here for unmount iso images download from here
Once you have these two scripts you need to change the permissions using the following commands

sudo chmod +x /home/username/
sudo chmod +x /home/username/

Now you need to copy them nautilus scripts

sudo mv /home/username/ ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/
sudo mv /home/username/ ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/

That’s it now you are ready for mounting and unmounting your ISO images.

Mount ISO Image
Now i have one ISO image if you want to mount you need to right click and select scripts ---> mount-iso

Now it will prompt for root password and click ok

You can see the Mounter notification like the following

Here is the Successfully mounted message if you want to open this one click ok

This shows you available contents in mounted ISO image

Unmount ISO Image
Now i have one ISO image if you want to mount you need to right click and select scripts--->unmount-iso

Here is the Successfully Unmounted message

Using loop Kernel Module
First you need to make the directory to put the ISO into using the following command

sudo mkdir /media/isoimage

Now you need to add the loop module to your kernel.
What kernel loop module does?
I want to give brief introduction to kernel loop module.Using the module loop it is possible to mount a filesystem file. squashfs is a “loop” with (de)compression (Compressed Loopback Device) and it is possible to mount a compressed filesystem like a block device and seamlessly decompress its data while accessing it.
Use the following command to load loop module
sudo modprobe loop

Mount ISO Image
If you want to mount you need to use the following command

sudo mount debianetch.iso /media/isoimage/ -t iso9660 -o loop

In the above command you can replace debianetch.iso to your own iso image.
Now you should have your iso file mounted, and accessible from your desktop.

Unmount ISO Image
Unmount ISO Image Using the following command
sudo umount /media/isoimage

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