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:
- Download your preferred Linux ISO.
- Run “hdiutil burn YOUR_ISO.iso” in a terminal.
The result was a successful Ubuntu boot DVD.