How to mount an ISO file on Ubuntu

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If you are running a version of Ubuntu Linux operating system on your computer and you want to mount an ISO file, there are two ways to do it. Either way, you must have a working knowledge of Ubuntu and feel comfortable using the command line, but as long as you can do that, you can mount ISO files in Ubuntu easily. Do not be afraid to use the Ubuntu command line; with a little knowledge and some step by step instructions, you will be able to handle the situation.

Nautilus scripts

1) Go to the script by mounting ISO. Download this script, and save it to your computer in the / home / user / folder.

2) Start the terminal program and run the following command (you need to have on hand the root password): sudo chmod + x /home/username/

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3) Run the following command in the terminal to create a script that you will be able to launch from Nautilus: sudo mv / home / user / ~ / .gnome2 / nautilus-scripts /.

4) Close the terminal and open Nautilus. Find an ISO image on your computer, right click on it and select the Scripts option. Select the script entitled “mount-iso” to mount the ISO image on your computer.

Loop kernel

1) Open the terminal program and run the following command: sudo mkdir / media / isostorage. You have to enter your root password to run this command successfully.

2) Adding the loop kernel module to your Ubuntu installation running the following command: sudo modprobe loop.

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3) Mount the ISO image first move to isostorage folder, and then run the following command: sudo mount ISO_IMAGE_FILE.iso / media / isostorage -t iso9660 -o loop.Substitute the name of your ISO file on the command “ISO_IMAGE_FILE.iso.”

4) Check your file system and you will see that a new unit is present that contains the data from ISO image file.

Note: If you do not feel comfortable using these methods to mount an ISO file, you can try search the Ubuntu repository for free applications that allow you to mount ISO files without running commands.

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