3 Ways to Extract and Copy Files from ISO Image in Linux

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6 Responses

  1. richud says:

    Best of all is probably BSD’s tar [uses libarchive]

    $ sudo apt install bsdtar
    $ bsdtar -xf youriso.iso -C targetfolder/
    

    For example, extracting an Ubuntu ISO, 7x extracts a [BOOT] folder, but omits the ubuntu -> ./ link
    bsdtar ok with link but no [BOOT] folder.

    neither seem to inherit permissions properly especially when using sticky bit.

  2. Mak1001 says:

    dd if=file.iso of=/dev/sdX

  3. Hervé Jégou says:

    Thank you. Useful and easy. I must say my first reaction was to put the ISO on a pc ;-)

  4. Daniel Vogel says:

    @Bill: If you have a linux server you usually have no Window Manager installed. Ergo: Everything goes through commands. That’s why you have to do this “complicated” way.

  5. Bill Turner says:

    Whats wrong with “Gnome Archive Manager” – I’m using Mint 18 – or one of the equivalents for other distros. Works very well and a lot less complicated than any of the above. I haven’t tried it but presume one could add files as well. Will give that a go some time and let you know.

  6. Martins Almeida says:

    Thank you for your article about managing and extractions iso files. However, most of the time that we have to deal with iso files, is to write them to a CD/DVD or to a pen drive, in order to use them to perform a subsequent software installation.

    It would be interesting to know similar Linux alternatives to the commonly used windows ImgBurn software.
    Regards.

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