There is a tedious problem with some Linux disc images on Mac OS X. When you try to mount them using Finder, the error is ” “No Mountable File Systems”. I have not established the detail of why.

However, this answer in Apple discussion forums explains how to use Terminal to mount and explore a Linux ISO using hdiutil.

Ultimately, I discovered the answer is very simple:

  1. Download your preferred Linux ISO.
  2. Run “hdiutil burn YOUR_ISO.iso” in a terminal.

The result was a successful Ubuntu boot DVD.

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