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Evil Bastard
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      09-12-2005
Hi,

On *nix, it's trivial to transfer a cd to hdd and use it there, via:
- 'dd' to copy the image to an iso file
- 'mount -o loop' to mount it

How can this be done in windows?
If I've got an iso image on hdd, how do i mount it into the windows
filesystem as a drive-letter such as 'F:' ?

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XP
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      09-12-2005
On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 13:09:26 +1200, Evil Bastard <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>On *nix, it's trivial to transfer a cd to hdd and use it there, via:
> - 'dd' to copy the image to an iso file
> - 'mount -o loop' to mount it
>
>How can this be done in windows?
>If I've got an iso image on hdd, how do i mount it into the windows
>filesystem as a drive-letter such as 'F:' ?
>
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>Cheers
>EB




Go read some book about Windows as things do not get mounted..

Or why not stay with lunie Lunix..

As it seems you just do not understand Windows at all.


 
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Allistar
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      09-12-2005
Evil Bastard wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On *nix, it's trivial to transfer a cd to hdd and use it there, via:
> - 'dd' to copy the image to an iso file
> - 'mount -o loop' to mount it
>
> How can this be done in windows?
> If I've got an iso image on hdd, how do i mount it into the windows
> filesystem as a drive-letter such as 'F:' ?


There are freeware applications that will let you see inside an iso file
(don't know what they are called though, I use Linux). I'm sure Google will
help. You could always mount it on a Linux box and share it across a
network.

Allistar.
 
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Alan
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      09-12-2005
"Evil Bastard" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:4324d73f$(E-Mail Removed)...
>
> Hi,
>
> On *nix, it's trivial to transfer a cd to hdd and use it there, via:
> - 'dd' to copy the image to an iso file
> - 'mount -o loop' to mount it
>
> How can this be done in windows?
> If I've got an iso image on hdd, how do i mount it into the windows
> filesystem as a drive-letter such as 'F:' ?
>
> --
> Cheers
> EB
>



Hi,

There are quite a few apps around to allow you to do this.

I haven't used it for five years or so, but your post has made me
think about it again (now I have an 80GB disk rather than the 6GB one
I had two weeks ago!)

I used to use something called 'Virtual CD' but given the length of
time since then, I wouldn't be able to tell you whether it is any good
compared to other options now:

http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&q=virtual+CD&meta=

If you try this or any others, and form opinions on them, please do
post back and enlighten the rest of us as to what is good or not.

HTH,

Alan.



 
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Bruce Flyger
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      09-12-2005
Evil Bastard wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On *nix, it's trivial to transfer a cd to hdd and use it there, via:
> - 'dd' to copy the image to an iso file
> - 'mount -o loop' to mount it
>
> How can this be done in windows?
> If I've got an iso image on hdd, how do i mount it into the windows
> filesystem as a drive-letter such as 'F:' ?
>

http://www.daemon-tools.cc

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shannon
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      09-12-2005
On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 13:09:26 +1200, Evil Bastard wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On *nix, it's trivial to transfer a cd to hdd and use it there, via:
> - 'dd' to copy the image to an iso file
> - 'mount -o loop' to mount it
>
> How can this be done in windows?
> If I've got an iso image on hdd, how do i mount it into the windows
> filesystem as a drive-letter such as 'F:' ?
>
> --
> Cheers
> EB


Alcohol 120% is for running cd iso images from hd in Windows
http://www.alcohol-soft.com/

 
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Daniel
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      09-12-2005
Bruce Flyger wrote:
> Evil Bastard wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> On *nix, it's trivial to transfer a cd to hdd and use it there, via:
>> - 'dd' to copy the image to an iso file
>> - 'mount -o loop' to mount it
>>
>> How can this be done in windows?
>> If I've got an iso image on hdd, how do i mount it into the windows
>> filesystem as a drive-letter such as 'F:' ?
>>

> http://www.daemon-tools.cc
>


I second that (plus it's free).
 
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Chris Hope
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      09-12-2005
Daniel wrote:

> Bruce Flyger wrote:
>> Evil Bastard wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> On *nix, it's trivial to transfer a cd to hdd and use it there, via:
>>> - 'dd' to copy the image to an iso file
>>> - 'mount -o loop' to mount it
>>>
>>> How can this be done in windows?
>>> If I've got an iso image on hdd, how do i mount it into the windows
>>> filesystem as a drive-letter such as 'F:' ?
>>>

>> http://www.daemon-tools.cc
>>

>
> I second that (plus it's free).


I third it I usually only use it to mount ISO images sitting on
another machine on the network.

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Evil Bastard
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      09-12-2005
XP wrote:
> Go read some book about Windows as things do not get mounted..


- Virtual CD
- Alcohol 52% and 120%

Things CAN and DO get mounted.

> Or why not stay with lunie Lunix..


I would, except that some specialised programs have no linux versions,
and misbehave in their API behaviour so won't run under Wine.

> As it seems you just do not understand Windows at all.


I understand one thing - with every little feature of linux that comes
completely free of charge, such as the loopback mounts I was asking
about, you gotta pay $40, $200 or more to get each equivalent feature on
Windows via an add-on program/driver/utility.

There are so many people still using windows who don't need to -
intelligent people who, from laziness or habit, are shelling out
$hundreds or $thousands needlessly.

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Evil Bastard
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      09-12-2005
shannon wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 13:09:26 +1200, Evil Bastard wrote:
>
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>On *nix, it's trivial to transfer a cd to hdd and use it there, via:
>> - 'dd' to copy the image to an iso file
>> - 'mount -o loop' to mount it
>>
>>How can this be done in windows?
>>If I've got an iso image on hdd, how do i mount it into the windows
>>filesystem as a drive-letter such as 'F:' ?
>>
>>--
>>Cheers
>>EB

>
>
> Alcohol 120% is for running cd iso images from hd in Windows
> http://www.alcohol-soft.com/
>


Perfect. Many thanks.

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