Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Best Virtual Drive For Linux

Virtual DVD drives are really handy because there are various discs which we tend to use regularly and there is always a risk of damaging those discs because of scratches etc.

GMount ISO is a virtual drive for Linux. It is a frontend to the ‘mount -o loop -t iso9660 foo.iso /mountpoint‘ command.
You can use it to convert your CDs and unprotected DVDs into “virtual CDs” — disc images that run directly on your hard drive, replacing physical discs and saving wear and tear on your CD-ROM drive . The access rate for the virtual disc is about 200 times faster than that of a physical CD.

To Install GMount:
Open terminal From Main Menu - > Accessories -> Terminal and type the following commands ..

sudo apt-get install gmountiso

You can also install it from Synaptic Manager and from Add/Remove Programs..


  1. acetoneiso is a much better gui virtual drive for mounting also supports .bin,.img,.nrg etc..

  2. acetoneiso is weird... it won't allow me to unmount a iso in the instance of requiring a second disc.


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