Linux - How to Mount ISO Images

December 2016

This tutorial explains how to mount ISO files in Linux. An ISO image typically stores the content of a CD or DVD as a single file. To view the content of an ISO image in Linux, you must first mount it. There are two methods:

Using the Terminal

Open a Terminal and then create a mounting point (empty folder) using the mkdir folder_name command.

You can then mount your ISO images with the below command:
sudo mount /path_to_ISO_file /mount_point/

In some cases you will need to make a slight modification to the command:
sudo mount -o loop /path_to_ISO_file /mount_point/

Using Gmount

If you are using Ubuntu, then the easiest way to mount ISO images is with Gmount (Gnome ISO Mounter). Open the Synaptic Package Manager, search for Gmount and install it on your system.

Launch the application, create a Mount Point and select the ISO file you want to mount.

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