I have a genuine iso file of AutoCAD ~2.5gb, I can mount it in windows with traditional application like Poweriso & Alcohol but while in nautilus the error mentioned in title occurs.

Now how can I eliminate this error? And, or how do I extract iso to its contents at-least Winrar can treat iso as an archive....


I don't know what nautilus does here but you can mount the image on the command line without any problems.

  1. Create a directory where you want to mount it, e.g. sudo mkdir /media/AutoCAD (if you want to use an existing directory it should be empty)
  2. Type sudo mount -o loop /path/to/file /path/to/mountPoint, e.g. sudo mount ~/downloads/AutoCAD.iso /media/AutoCAD
  3. Access the files via /media/autoCAD with any application
  4. When you are done unmount it again with sudo umount /media/AutoCAD (it is umount, not unmount)
  5. If you want delete the directory again with sudo rmdir /media/AutoCAD
  • Thnx, but i dont know whether the locks on every file (recall we used sudo) influence any program installtion via wine? Feb 10 '13 at 21:01
  • For just read only access there will be no problems.
    – guntbert
    Feb 10 '13 at 21:08

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