Appendix A. Mounting the ISO Image

If you don't have a CD writer, have no fear. You can still install IPCop, but you will have to go through some extra work. What has to be done depends upon the hardware and operating systems you have available on other computers.


If you have a Linux or Unix system, you can mount the CD image, using the following commands:

# losetup /dev/loop0 /path/to/IPCop/iso

where /path/to/IPCop/iso is the file name of IPCop's iso file. This links a loop back hardware level device to the IPCop ISO file.

# mount -r -t iso9660 /dev/loop0 /mnt/cdrom

This actually mounts the loop back hardware device on a *nix file system. The CD-ROM image will appear at /mnt/cdrom. NOTE: On most systems you must have root authority or use the sudo command to mount file systems.


There are several utilities such as ISOBuster and WinImage available on the Internet that can be used to open the ISO image. Download one of them, and follow their directions to open the IPCop ISO file.


On Macintosh OS X, Apple's Disk Copy utility will open the ISO image. There does not seem to be a free or public domain utility available to open IPCop's ISO images on Mac systems before OS X. However, many commercial CD-ROM burning programs do have this capability. If you have a CD burner, check the software that came with it.