[olug] iso image

Christopher Cashell topher at zyp.org
Wed Nov 7 02:32:06 UTC 2001

On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 06:39:31PM -0600, Jazz Lover wrote:
> What is an ISO image?  When ever I've upgraded, or got updates from
> an ftp server, I've seen an iso image directory.  How does a person
> install an iso image?  

In general terms, ISO is the acronym for the International Organization
for Standards.  In more specific terms, such as an "ISO Image", people
are generally referring to a disk image containing an ISO 9660 file
system, which is the standard CD-ROM file system, as defined by the ISO

The most common way of using an ISO image is to burn it to a CD-ROM.
Alternately, on operating systems that support it, you can mount an ISO
image locally (for example, in linux this can be done with the loopback

> Daryl



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