I was looking over some question here on the site. From what I understood I could mount an iso file in a virtual drive using "-o loop" (the loop option). Is this true?

...if it is then I'm having trouble using it. I was trying this:

sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop /media/*username*/VDVD /home/*username*/Desktop/ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso

I'm trying to mount the Ubuntu iso in a virtual drive. I used mount. I specified the type. I used "the loop option. The first directory is where the file would be mounted and the second is the file itself. I get the output /media/minow/VDVD: Is a directory ...it's like I wanna tell the terminal "YEAH I KNOW!"

so anyways :D is there something wrong with my command or is it impossible to do this in the first place?


You should do it the other way around, first specify the file and then the folder where you want to mount it.

  • wow I did it! that wasn't hard!!! XD well thanks :D – Mina Michael May 28 '14 at 6:28

Alternately, you can install gcdemu to get something of a gui to mount isos and bin/cue pairs.

  • yes I already have gcdemu and I always use it but I was just asking if mount can do it too. thanks :D – Mina Michael May 28 '14 at 6:27

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