Stop burning CD/DVD’s, unless you really need. This is what you have to do to mount an ISO image from a CD, DVD or floppy. Make sure you have permissions to mount (start a session as root, run “su”, or use sudo… whatever works for you):

  1. create a mount point, for instance:
    mkdir -p /mnt/iso
  2. Mount the file in that directory with:
    mount -o loop disk1.iso /mnt/iso

That’s all! now the content of the ISO file (the same file structure you would find in a burnt media support) is availabe in your filesystem.