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Oct. 31st, 2004

This program just might be the definition of the term "clever hack". Too bad it's closed-source...

(For the non-technically-inclined: Alcohol 52% allows you to create virtual CD drives, to which you can mount CD images (ISOs and other formats). This allows you to download an image and use it without burning it to CD.)

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southernbeatnik
Nov. 1st, 2004 05:44 am (UTC)
Old news, man. Daeomon Tools has been out for awhile doing the same exact thing, though I'm not sure if a Linux port of it's available.
nathanbp
Nov. 1st, 2004 06:12 am (UTC)
Linux can mount ISO's natively. I think it's the ISO9660 mount type or something like that...
southernbeatnik
Nov. 1st, 2004 06:15 am (UTC)
Interesting.
Still, Brent's behind on the times. ^^;;
brentdax
Nov. 1st, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
I'd use the loop device for that, personally, which has the added benefit of handling encryption automagically--so you can mount an encrypted ISO natively.
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