Mounting a CD-ROM ISO file

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One can mount a CDROM ISO file so that it can acces the contents of the iso image without having to burn a CD. This is useful for installing applications that are available as ISO files when you already have a Linux running.

To do that use the following command:

mount -o loop,ro iso-filename.iso /mnt/cdrom

Note that without the ro option, you can even modify the ISO's content - but mounting may be rejected if you do not have write permissions to the file.