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.
CDemu can be configured to register with the D-Bus system or session bus. A session bus instance is created for every user session, and is visible only within that session. On the other hand, there's only one instance of system bus, which is visible system-wide.
To configure CDemu, edit
/etc/conf.d/cdemud. You can change the number of drives to emulate, the control device, and which audio backend to use.
If you want to start cdemu at boot add cdemud to the daemons section in
you can also start cdemu manually by running '
/etc/rc.d/cdemud start' as root.
In both cases cdemud loads the necessary modules.
Add every user who needs to run the daemon to the cdemu group. They will need to log out to take effect.
vhba to the modules array in
~/.cdemu-daemon for configuration. All options replace variables in
cdemu-daemon-session.sh as a normal user. Errors are logged to
~/.cdemu-daemon.log by default.
By default on archlinux cdemu is configured to use the DBus system bus, the user command however defaults to the DBus session bus.
either replace cdemu in the below examples with 'cdemu -b system' or make an alias.
i added this alias to .bashrc of the users that need to run cdemu : alias cdemu='cdemu -b system'
Leave as is if using session bus.
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
Available on the AUR
GTK/GnomeAUR: Provides a GNOME panel applet.
KDEAUR: Standalone program and integrates with Dolphin's Actions menu when right clicking an image file.