Talk:Mounting ISOs under FreeBSD 5.x

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sudo mdconfig -a -t vnode -f /home/aramius/downloads/Max.Payne.iso -u 1

[21:00:07] [aramius@pegasus]# sudo mount -t cd9660 /dev/md1 /mnt/cdrom/ cd9660: /dev/md1: Invalid argument

[21:00:23] [aramius@pegasus]# ls /dev/md1 /dev/md1

i did'nt know..:?

help me please


do you actually have a /mnt/cdrom?

Do you actually have a directory /mnt/cdrom? One has to exist before you can mount something else on it. If you do have a /mnt/cdrom and the mount command that you just listed didn't work, then your ISO file is not valid. --Jimbo 16:29, 9 Nov 2005 (EST)

more likely

it's more likely that your mountpoint is /cdrom

--Dave 10:41, 10 Nov 2005 (EST)

there is no "One True Mountpoint"

A mountpoint is anywhere you have an open directory with appropriate permissions. It's no good getting people in the mistaken mindset that there's something special about any one folder. --Jimbo 09:14, 11 Nov 2005 (EST)

not my point

recent-ish freebsd releases make /cdrom (and /cdrom1) mount points for your drives automagically for you(no automounter though..)--Dave 10:19, 11 Nov 2005 (EST)

what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

This wasn't about mounting a CD-ROM in a drive, it was about mounting an ISO file using an md virtual device. --Jimbo 19:47, 11 Nov 2005 (EST)


fair point; I thought maybe the /mnt/cdrom mountpoint was nonexistant and that he'd have better luck with /cdrom might want to do an ls -la on the /dev/md1 to make sure it's a proper dev in general i don't muck about with mounting a lot of media on my bsd servers though...

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