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..