This is the traditional way for those who like using the command line interface. Fast and easy. Just open a terminal or konsole and type: su - mkdir ~/temp mount -o loop -t iso9660 /path/to/test.iso ~/temp Now the iso files will be stored in the ~/temp dir. Just remember to change /path/to/test.iso to where you have the .iso file and ~/temp to the directory you want to have it mounted. To unmount the cd/dvd image type: su - umount ~/temp Note: Ubuntu users should use sudo before the commands. su - command isn't needed in this case.
First you need to install the packages from here . 0.11.1 is the latest version at this time. If you are using Ubuntu just click on the furiusisomount_0.11.1.0-1_i386.deb or furiusisomount_0.11.1.0-1_amd64.deb depending on which arch you are using and let GDebi Package Installer do the job.
Now go to Applications -> Sound & Video and run Furius ISO Mount. This is the main program window.
To install CDemu, gCDemu and the necessary libraries in Ubuntu you must first add en extra repository. Go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and in the Third-Party Software tab click the add button. Copy and paste in there the following:
For Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron users deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cdemu/ubuntu hardy main For Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex users deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cdemu/ubuntu intrepid main Next click the Add Source, Close and Reload buttons. Next open a terminal and type: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cdemu-daemon gcdemu sudo /etc/init.d/cdemu-daemon start Now reboot. When Ubuntu starts again press Alt-F2 and type: sudo cdemud-daemon.session or Logout and Log back in.Finally right click somewhere on the panel and click Add to Panel. Find gCDemu and click the Add button. If you see the applet grey it isn't connected to the daemon. It should be blue-yellow. I had to restart Ubuntu to make gCDemu work properly.
When the applet is active left click on it and select an empty Device. A window will pop up. Browse to the image file and open it. The virtual cd/dvd drive will be created automatically and you will see the contents of the mounted image file. Moreover a cd icon should appear in your screen.
To unmount the device just click on the applet and then select the virtual disk.
You can see some extra options if you left click on the applet and then right click in a virtual cd/dvd. The unload button unmounts the disk.
I hope you liked my Virtual cd/dvd in Linux guide!