The mount command in Linux is a very powerful command. It can be used to mount any thing from a Samba mount to a ISO image file. The ability of the mount command to read ISO files makes it very useful for me.
My brother has a habit of saving DVD films as a image file. I believe he uses Alcohol 120% to do this. If he wants to view the Film, he ‘mount’ this image using Daemon Tools. He uses windows to do this. After he is done, he hands me this image. I can mount this image without any special tools in Linux – I just need the mount command.
mount -t iso9660 -o loop <Image_File> <Mount_Point>
mount -t iso9660 -o loop /home/binnyva/Films/300.iso /mnt/Image
The ‘-t’ option specifies the filetype – this is optional.
This command works with both ISO and MDF images.