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How to create a virtual cd/dvd drive in Linux

Jan 13, 2009, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"By cd/dvd image file I mean all those files with extensions like .iso, .nrg, .img, .bin, .cue, .mdf, etc. Below I will saw you a few different methods to choose the one that you prefer for mounting your cd/dvd image files. I 've used Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 for this guide but of course you can use any distro you want.

"If you are using the Gnome Desktop Environment and you want to mount an ISO file you can just right click on it and select Open With -> Open with "Archive mounter". Easy eh? However if you have an image file such as .nrg or .img you can't use the Archive Mounter. In this case you need to create a virtual cd/dvd disk in Linux which will take care of the rest. So, let's start."

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