Mount an ISO image on a Solaris filesystem with lofiadm

Mount an ISO image on a Solaris filesystem with lofiadm

Given an ISO image in /export/temp/cdrom.iso, a loopback file device (/dev/lofi/1) is created with the following command:

# lofiadm -a /export/temp/cdrom.iso /dev/lofi/1

The lofi device creates a block device version of a file. This block device can be mounted to /mnt with the following command:

# mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/lofi/1 /mnt

These commands can be combined into a single command:

# mount -F hsfs -o ro `lofiadm -a /export/temp/cdrom.iso` /mnt

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