Mount CD/DVD Image file as virtual drive

Being able to mount a CD/DVD image file is useful in many circumstances, be it to check an image’s functionality before burning or to install software without having to waste a disk.

Create a mountpoint. I often place it in /tmp for testing purposes.
The mountpoint-directory will be the root directory of your image file.

$ mkdir <mountpoint>

Mount Image file as a loop device

$ sudo mount -o loop <image file>  <mountpoint>

Unmount virtual drive

$ sudo umount  <mountpoint>


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