linux image iso

By albywiller ยท 11 replies
May 15, 2006
  1. Dear all,first of all excusme for my English but I am Italian and I would appreciate a lot your help.I have Knoppix live and I have 2 problems: can I mount an image iso being on my hard disk? can I explore files on hard disk by root shell?

    Thnks in advance

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    1. "mount -t iso9660 -o loop iso/ /mount/point/"

    2. You use commands like cd, ls and pwd to browse filesystems from command line. See any Linux/UInix tutorial for details :)
  3. albywiller

    albywiller TS Rookie Topic Starter

    1.I know those comands but I don't manage to mount xyz.iso being on /mnt/hda1 (ntfs partition),whilst I manage to mount xyz.iso being on Desktop of Knoppix.I am using Knoppix live(FANTASTIC DISTRO).
    2.How can I explore files being,for example,on /mnt/hda1 or /mnt/dev when I am in root-shell?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    1: "don't manage" means what? Surely you get some error messages? What exactly are you doing?

    2: What do you mean by "explore"?

    In root shell, you do "ls /mnt/hda1" and you see the files in there and "ls /mnt/hda1/WINDOWS" to see the files in there etc. You can use "cd /mnt/hda1/WINDOWS" to go into that directory and so on.
  5. albywiller

    albywiller TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I appreciate a lot your help!!
    1.when I mount an iso,for example from Desktop or pen usb,I use

    mount -t iso9660 -o loop /mnt/hsa1/file.iso /mnt/iso

    that's all ok,but when I mount an iso from hda1 I have some problems.
    For example when I use:

    mount -t iso9660 -o loop /mnt/hda1/Documents and Settings/Desktop/file.iso /mnt/iso

    on screen I read this:
    mount-V : print version
    and so on.Then I can read on screen
    So far the informational part.Next the mounting...and so on.
    I can't read any particular message but just advices.

    2.when I am in root shell and I use
    I find files in "green"and in "blu".What does it mean?How can I open these files,for example file "Documents and Settings"(in blu)?Because I am able to open the folder"windows" with:cd /mnt/hda1/WINDOWS but not the others.For example when I use:
    cd /mnt/hda1/Documents and settings
    the message on the screen says"bash: cd: /mnt/hda1/Documents: No such file or directory

    HELP ME!!
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need to quote or escape pathnames containing spaces.
    Two ways to do it:
    mount -t iso9660 -o loop "/mnt/hda1/Documents and Settings/Desktop/file.iso" /mnt/iso
    cd /mnt/hda1/Documents\ and\ settings
    BTW, usually you can auto-complete filenames with the TAB key in Linux. So you can type all the way up to "Docu" and then hit TAB to make it complete the rest of the name.
  7. albywiller

    albywiller TS Rookie Topic Starter

    THANKS!I'm going to try just now..
  8. albywiller

    albywiller TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Now I'd have an other problem..but can I mount images created by Alcohool software?That is file.mdf?
    Basically I have two files created with Alcohhol 120% software:
    How can I do?
    First do I have to convert them in iso?
    thanks in advance
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    KISO is a Linux program that supports Alcohol CD images. Otherwise you have to convert to .iso, yes.
  10. albywiller

    albywiller TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks!I have just downloaded and I am going to try straight away..
    As far as you know do you think I can install it even if I have Knoppix Live? I have to install it as root,haven't I?
  11. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need at least some space on your hard drive set aside for Knoppix in order to install anything.

    If you have already decided to use Linux, then you should consider installing something to your hard drive. You can even do it with Knoppix if you feel that switching to some other distro is too scary.
  12. albywiller

    albywiller TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I Know what you mean,but my problem is that my windows partition is crashed and I wanted recovery my files(included my iso).As you know with a distro live I can't burn so I wanted to open my iso to tranfer them into my usb pen.First I'd like to make sure that all my files are recovered.Unfortunately I am not in my country..I am an italian engineer and I have been here in London for 1 month to I don't have my drivers to format my notebook and re-install windows.
    I'd like to mount iso created with alcohol but I don't know if I can install KISO with Knoppix Live.I have to recovery those files..I need them to work.Generally I work a lot with iso because it's easy for me..but I don't know what I have to do..
    I have used memtest86 and I found errors with the test number 3..I don't know..Do you think that I have problems with my memory modules?Basically windows XP work no longer,it doesn't start..and the system restarts again and again everytime I turn on my notebook..
    I am becoming mad...please can you help me?thanks in advance my
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