18.2.2. Specifying the Mount Options
To specify additional mount options, use the command in the following form:
-ooptions device directory
When supplying multiple options, do not insert a space after a comma, or
mountwill incorrectly interpret the values following spaces as additional parameters.
Table 18.2, “Common Mount Options” provides a list of common mount options. For a complete list of all available options, consult the relevant manual page as referred to in Section 18.4.1, “Manual Page Documentation”.
Table 18.2. Common Mount Options
| ||Allows the asynchronous input/output operations on the file system.|
| || Allows the file system to be mounted automatically using the |
| || Provides an alias for |
| ||Allows the execution of binary files on the particular file system.|
| ||Mounts an image as a loop device.|
| || Default behavior disallows the automatic mount of the file system using the |
| ||Disallows the execution of binary files on the particular file system.|
| || Disallows an ordinary user (that is, other than |
| ||Remounts the file system in case it is already mounted.|
| ||Mounts the file system for reading only.|
| ||Mounts the file system for both reading and writing.|
| || Allows an ordinary user (that is, other than |
See Example 18.3, “Mounting an ISO Image” for an example usage.
Example 18.3. Mounting an ISO Image
An ISO image (or a disk image in general) can be mounted by using the loop device. Assuming that the ISO image of the Fedora 14 installation disc is present in the current working directory and that the
/media/cdrom/directory exists, mount the image to this directory by running the following command as
mount -o ro,loop Fedora-14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso /media/cdrom
Note that ISO 9660 is by design a read-only file system.