windoze iso question

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Evil Bastard, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Evil Bastard

    Evil Bastard Guest

    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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    EB

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    Evil Bastard, Sep 12, 2005
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  2. Evil Bastard

    XP Guest

    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




    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.
     
    XP, Sep 12, 2005
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  3. Evil Bastard

    Allistar Guest

    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.
     
    Allistar, Sep 12, 2005
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  4. Evil Bastard

    Alan Guest

    "Evil Bastard" <> wrote in message
    news:4324d73f$...
    >
    > 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.
     
    Alan, Sep 12, 2005
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  5. Evil Bastard

    Bruce Flyger Guest

    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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    Bruce Flyger, Sep 12, 2005
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  6. Evil Bastard

    shannon Guest

    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/
     
    shannon, Sep 12, 2005
    #6
  7. Evil Bastard

    Daniel Guest

    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).
     
    Daniel, Sep 12, 2005
    #7
  8. Evil Bastard

    Chris Hope Guest

    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.

    --
    Chris Hope | www.electrictoolbox.com | www.linuxcdmall.co.nz
     
    Chris Hope, Sep 12, 2005
    #8
  9. Evil Bastard

    Evil Bastard Guest

    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.

    --
    Cheers
    EB

    --

    One who is not a conservative by age 20 has no brain.
    One who is not a liberal by age 40 has no heart.
     
    Evil Bastard, Sep 12, 2005
    #9
  10. Evil Bastard

    Evil Bastard Guest

    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.

    --
    Cheers
    EB

    --

    One who is not a conservative by age 20 has no brain.
    One who is not a liberal by age 40 has no heart.
     
    Evil Bastard, Sep 12, 2005
    #10
  11. Allistar wrote:
    >>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.


    daemon tools is one of my favourites.

    --
    http://dave.net.nz <- My personal site.
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Sep 12, 2005
    #11
  12. Evil Bastard

    Harry Guest

    XP 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

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


    Things do get mounted in Windows, in actual fact.

    Even an idiot like yourself could check out Windows SDK documentation
    and discover such gems as "MountVolumeInfo Property for Physical Disks"
    and "MountNtmsMedia" in ntmsapi.lib.

    I could go on ... "FindFirstVolumeMountPoint()", "GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPoint()",
    "SetVolumeMountPoint()", etc etc etc.

    So "go read some book about Windows" yourself because you
    are sounding like a total ignoramus.

    >
    > Or why not stay with lunie Lunix..
    >


    It would seem that most of the loonies (or lunies if you prefer)
    gravitate to expanding their ignorance on the Windows platform.

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


    LOL!!
     
    Harry, Sep 12, 2005
    #12
  13. Re: dimdows iso question

    In article <>,
    XP <> wrote:

    >On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 13:09:26 +1200, Evil Bastard <> wrote:
    >
    >>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?

    >
    >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.


    So is there or is there not a solution to the problem the OP was
    describing?
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 12, 2005
    #13
  14. Evil Bastard

    Invisible Guest

    On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 14:06:07 +1200, Evil Bastard <> wrote:

    >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.


    Woger doesn't
    ;-)
     
    Invisible, Sep 12, 2005
    #14
  15. Evil Bastard

    Evil Bastard Guest

    Invisible wrote:
    >>XP wrote:
    >>>Go read some book about Windows as things do not get mounted..


    >>Things CAN and DO get mounted.


    > Woger doesn't
    > ;-)


    OMFG - is 'XP' one of woger's aliases?

    Has anyone written a 'woger detector' utility?

    --
    Cheers
    EB

    --

    One who is not a conservative by age 20 has no brain.
    One who is not a liberal by age 40 has no heart.
     
    Evil Bastard, Sep 12, 2005
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  16. Evil Bastard

    Evil Bastard Guest

    Evil Bastard wrote:
    > 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.


    Or, um, Daemon tools fits better, in that it can be *legally* used for
    free. :)

    --
    Cheers
    EB

    --

    One who is not a conservative by age 20 has no brain.
    One who is not a liberal by age 40 has no heart.
     
    Evil Bastard, Sep 12, 2005
    #16
  17. Evil Bastard

    ~misfit~ Guest

    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:' ?


    Download and install Daemon Tools. An excellent freeware application that
    does what you want and more.
    --
    ~misfit~
     
    ~misfit~, Sep 12, 2005
    #17
  18. Evil Bastard

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Alan wrote:
    > "Evil Bastard" <> wrote in message
    > news:4324d73f$...
    >>
    >> 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.


    I've tried VirtualDrive 7.0 (Got it with my mobo) and it sucks compared with
    Daemon Tools. It takes up a lot more HDD space and insists on displaying any
    mounted image's splash screens on boot-up, meaning you have to click out of
    them.
    --
    ~misfit~
     
    ~misfit~, Sep 12, 2005
    #18
  19. Evil Bastard

    Bret Guest

    On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 15:34:31 +1200, Evil Bastard <>
    wrote:

    >Invisible wrote:
    >>>XP wrote:
    >>>>Go read some book about Windows as things do not get mounted..

    >
    >>>Things CAN and DO get mounted.

    >
    >> Woger doesn't
    >> ;-)

    >
    >OMFG - is 'XP' one of woger's aliases?


    LOL LOL LOL

    >Has anyone written a 'woger detector' utility?


    "we" don't need one LOL
    >
    >--
    >Cheers
    >EB
     
    Bret, Sep 12, 2005
    #19
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    Dave Taylor Guest

    Dave Taylor, Sep 12, 2005
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