How to Mount and Unmount an ISO Image in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Ubuntu

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20 Responses

  1. nsu2015 says:

    to mount iso permanently can i write this line to fstab?
    mount -t iso9660 -o loop /patch/to/image.iso /mnt/path

    • nsu2015 says:

      in rhel 6

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Yes, it should work…go ahead..

      • nsu2015 says:

        but i have a problem
        in fstab i first add a line to auto mount an NTFS drive using ntfs-3g and it worked properly
        the iso image is in this NTFS drive and the above line (mount -t iso9660 -o loop /patch/to/image.iso /mnt/path) is added after NTFS.
        the ntfs drive mount on startup but the iso file not
        could you please help

        • Ravi Saive says:

          You can use following line to /etc/fstab file to auto mount your ISO file permanently at system startup.

          /patch/to/image.iso /mnt/path iso9660 loop 0 0
  2. Nitin says:

    Thank you so much. I am a newbie in linux and his was of great help to me.

  3. james says:

    Hi ,can anyone guide me how can i create ISO image form Operating System.

  4. subrahmanyam says:

    Hi ,
    Can you help me to how to create iso image on Centos5.7 as well as rpm files.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      The given instructions works on CentOS 5.7 to create ISO images..I didn’t understand your question “as well as rpm files”?

  5. Sandeep Bavuna says:


    If I have two iso images, how can i mount both together ? Does it work ?

    • Ravi Saive says:

      No, that’s not possible, you can mount one iso at a time under /mnt.

      • Roberto Nunin says:


        it is not possible to have two images mounted at the same time under /mnt folder, but you are free to create how many subfolders you want under /mnt and adjust the mount command to use these subfolders.

        mount -t iso9660 -o loop /patch/to/image1.iso /mnt/path1
        mount -t iso9660 -o loop /patch/to/image2.iso /mnt/path2


  6. Jitendra says:

    Dear Sir

    I am new to linux, your site is help full for how are new to linux. I kindly request please do a tutorial on open vpn and ip tables.

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    • Ravi Saive says:

      Your request accepted, will soon write a complete guide on how to install OpenVPN in Linux, till then stay tuned for updates. We don’t provide any training, but we do provide paid services for Linux.

  7. vinoth says:

    Hi there,
    I would like to know how to locate my rhel6 iso image in D DRIVE. Can u say me how to change the mount command

  8. Sushanta says:

    I want to do permanent mounting, so that i don’t have to run mount command again and again

    help plz

  9. Hassan Parthasarathy says:

    That worked, Thanks !!

  10. William says:

    Worked like a charm, thanks!

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