Many of you are wondering how to create/mount an ISO image of a CD/DVD in SLED/SLES. You can use K3b, but you can easily use the SLED/SLES GNU/Linux Basic Commands, like DD and CAT. Then simply mount it using the MOUNT command like you have it in your CD/DVD ROM!
We are assuming that you already have a CD/DVD in your SLED/SLES base machine. Now we want to create ISO image of that CD/DVD.
Using DD command:
person@NOVELLDESK:~> dd if=/dev/cdrom of=SLED.iso
After executing the above command, you will get an ISO of your CD/DVD in your current directory.
Using the CAT command you can achieve same thing. Yes using CAT! it’s easier than DD.
person@NOVELLDESK:~> cat /dev/cdrom > SLED.iso
Same as above, you will get your CD/DVD ISO in your current directory.
Now, you can use the MOUNT command to mount the CD/DVD ISO to your SLED/SLES machine, and enjoy it like you have it in your CD/DVD ROM.
We are assuming that you are in same directory in which you have created the ISO of your CD/DVD.
First make the mount directory.
person@NOVELLDESK:~> sudo mkdir /mnt/ISO
person@NOVELLDESK:~> sudo mount SLED.iso -o loop /mnt/ISO
The above commands would also work fine with other Linux distributions.