[SUMMARY]: Mounting an ISO9660 CD image

From: Z.K. Zachariah (zac@agorics.com)
Date: Fri Mar 03 2000 - 16:31:47 CST

Whew! A pile of replies I got. Several Me Toos. They are far many to
list out here. Thanks. Sorry that I did not mention that I am using the
utility mkisofs to create the RR ISO9660 CD image. After reading your
intersting suggestions I now have two alternatives.

1. Use a spare disk partition:

For this you have to reserve an unused partition of disk exclusively for
the task. Use the -o option of mkisofs utility to create the filesystem
on the the blockdev /dev/dsk/c?t?d?s?. Mount the partition using
mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c?t?d?s? /mnt

2. Use Jorg Schilling's 'fbk' driver

You can mount the CDimage stored as a regular file directly using the
mount command if you have the fbk driver
Get the fbk driver from ftp://ftp.fokus.gmd.de/pub/unix/kernel/fbk/
Make sure you read the README file carefully before installing the drivers
and get the right version.
After installing the driver use
mount -F fbk -o ro,type=hsfs /dev/fbk0:file_to_mount /mnt
Interested to know what Jorg Schilling is up to? Visit his site at


My Original posting:

> Sun Managers,
> Is it possible to mount an image of a CD rather than a physical CD
> device. I have an ISO9660 CD
> image produced by an application, and rather than burning it each time
> we want to check the CD,
> it would be easier if we could just mount the image. I know I can do
> it under Linux with the
> command
> mount <filename> /cdrom -t iso9660 -o loop
> Can the mount command of Solaris perform a similar task? Thanks in
> advance.
> -Zac

"A man may fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he
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