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How to mount a Windows' Daemon Tool's .mdx file in Ubuntu?

The scenario is you don't have Windows and want to access the files in .mdx image on Ubuntu.

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i don't have an mdx file to test with, but is it a possibility that .mdx(daemon tools) is just a clone of the .mdf(alcohol 120) format? mdf2iso handles converting mdf to whatever standard format you like...i would try renaming the mdx to mdf and giving it a go... – RobotHumans Jan 30 '11 at 14:12
Can you give the output of "file <yourfile>" (without quotes, and in the Terminal)? I don't have an mdx file to test either, but this at least gives some information about it. – zpletan Feb 2 '11 at 21:24
Sorry for the late reply, here: ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ file myMDX.mdx myMDX.mdx: MED_Song ...that's all it displayed. – Karl Feb 5 '11 at 5:25
Hmmm... I wouldn't know what to do with that. The only other thing I can think of is, can you install Daemon Tools Lite via WINE and get it to do what you want? (Even if that's just export it to ISO?) – zpletan Feb 5 '11 at 13:40
I have tried running Daemon Tool installer using WINE, but it yelled back at me "Internal Setup Error. Code 256." in the installer. No, this does not work... I guess the installer is trying to look for something along the line of a place for virtual drive... perhaps? And WINE couldn't handle it? – Karl Feb 10 '11 at 9:20

With the package iat, available from the standard repositories, it is possible to convert a .mdx file, to an easy mountable .iso file.

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Interesting. I will need some sort of test result for this... – Karl May 25 '12 at 14:24

Look at this forum post.

[...] it looks like .mdx in this context is a format unique to Daemon-Tools. I'm not sure if you're going to be able to open it in anything but Daemon-Tools. You probably should have just ripped your discs to .iso, but I'm guessing you already figured that out. I think you have 2 choices. 1. re-rip all you media. Or 2. Open Daemon Tool in Windows and see if you can convert .mdx to .iso.

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Sounds like, as of now, if you don't have Windows, you are pretty much screwed... – Karl Jan 20 '11 at 17:39
Unless someone writes an MDX plugin for CDemu/libMirage - AFAIK hasn't been done yet ;) – Takkat Jan 27 '11 at 9:23
The best you can do right now is to use Daemon-Tools on Windows to convert the MDX to something else... ISO maybe. (You could use VirtualBox for this.) – user8290 Feb 1 '11 at 14:02
mount -o loop,offset=64 image.mdx /mnt/cdrom/
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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu, Could you please explain in a little more detail what this command actually does? – Michael Lindman Apr 8 '15 at 20:51
Does this method really support .mdx images? – Eliah Kagan Apr 9 '15 at 0:25
It worked for me. – int_ua Aug 1 '15 at 20:22
This method does not work for password protected *.mdx files created with Daemon Tools. – ugly_duck Oct 2 '15 at 18:09

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