Mount ISO disk image

I’m partial to FTP installs of all my linux OS’s. This is mainly due to buggy DVD writers causing me to generate a ton of silver coasters and to generally increase my stress levels. So I;ve been downloading ISO’s and mounting them under my FTP site to allow for network installations. This also seems to run quicker than from disk in some instances since my network throughput is greater than my DVD throughput on some of my laptops. This also helps for systems which do not have cd/DVD drives installed and installation is performed using a USB stick.

So without further ado… To mount an ISO run the following command as root:

mount -r -t iso9660 -o loop /source/disk.iso /target/directory/