CDemu enables you to use disc images that contain more than a standard ISO-9660 filesystem, like .bin/.cue, .nrg, or .ccd images. It's needed only because mount can only directly handle .iso disc images, which can only contain a single filesystem, but many CDs have multiple sessions, mixed data/audio tracks, etc. In short you can mount nearly any kind of image file with ease using cdemu.
# pacman -S cdemu-client
This will install the dependencies as well.
To configure CDemu, edit Template:Filename. You can change the number of drives to emulate, the control device, and which audio backend to use.
Configure to run at boot
If you want start cdemu at boot add vhba to the modules and cdemud to the daemons section in /etc/rc.conf.
First we need to check if the vhba module is present and working.
# modprobe vhba
We also need to start the cdemu daemon:
# /etc/rc.d/cdemud start
Commands and Usage
Loading a single image to first device: cdemu load 0 ~/image.mds
Loading multiple-file image to first device: cdemu load 0 ~/session1.toc ~/session2.toc ~/session3.toc
Loading a text-based image in non-ASCII/non-Unicode encoding: cdemu load 0 ~/image.cue --encoding=windows-1250
Loading an encrypted image with password provided as an argument: cdemu load 0 ~/image.daa --password=seeninplain
Unloading first device: cdemu unload 0
Displaying device status: cdemu status
Displaying device mapping information: cdemu device-mapping
Setting daemon debug mask for the first device: cdemu daemon-debug-mask 0 0x01
Obtaining library debug mask for the first device: cdemu library-debug-mask 0
Disabling DPM emulation on all devices: cdemu dpm-emulation all 0
Enabling transfer rate emulation on first device: cdemu tr-emulation 0 1
Changing device ID of first device: cdemu device-id 0 "MyVendor" "MyProduct" "1.0.0" "Test device ID"
Enumerating supported parsers: cdemu enum-supported-parsers
Enumerating supported fragments: cdemu enum-supported-fragments
Enumerating supported daemon debug masks: cdemu enum-daemon-debug-masks
Enumerating supported library debug masks: cdemu enum-library-debug-masks
Displaying daemon and library version: cdemu version