Date: June 20, 2006
This tip covers how to mount an "iso" file as a filesystem in AIX and Linux. An "iso" file is a CD-ROM image, and is typically used to "burn CD's". If you don't have a CD burner, you can use this technique to access the files in the "iso" file.
In AIX you "dd" the "iso" file into a raw LV, then mount the LV as a filesystem Here's are the steps for copying the iso named image.iso into "/cd1iso", a JFS filesystem
/cd1iso: dev = /dev/cd1_lv vfs = cdrfs log = /dev/loglv00 mount = false options = ro account = false
You can directly mount an "iso" file in Linux using the following command:
# mount -o loop -t iso9660 image.iso /cd1iso
June 20, 2006