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I have few .mdf images, that can be mounted with Alcohol 120%, but on Linux, is that possible?

I've tried things similar to mount -o loop -t iso9660 XX.mdf /mnt/iso, but that doesn't work here, I got ISOFS: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.

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Try first to convert it into an iso file, with mdf2iso (you have to install it) like this :

mdf2iso your_file.mdf

Linux cannot mount mdf file (which is a closed format) natively. Or, you can try to rename it into "your_file.iso" and mount it with the command you gave, but it's not working with every mdf image.

Or if you're using an X Server, you can try the software acetoneiso which is basically some sort of Daemon Tools / Alcohol 120% for Linux.

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    Thanks for pointing out Acetoniso (which, in turn, uses PowerISO), but for the moment I am yet to find a Linux program that would be able to get any sense out of the MDS+MDF CD image Alcohol 52% is creating... – Jānis Elmeris Feb 25 '14 at 19:32
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    Perhaps one small addition: mdf2iso is in AcetoneISO on Fedora. – polemon Jun 27 '17 at 2:20
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There is also FuseISO, a user space file system driver. I wish I had known about this option a few years ago because I too had been just converting them with mdf2iso. Since I tend to like to keep source files, this made for clutter.

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    Not all .mdf files that can be converted by mdf2iso can be mounted by fuseiso. The FuseISO README doesn't really inspire confidence in terms of its .mdf support. – doshea Feb 17 '18 at 12:13

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