Converting cue, bin, nrg files to .iso

November 14th, 2008

If you download stuff from the ultimate P2P site, you most probably came across variations of optical media images like the “BIN/CUE” pair or Nero’s “.NRG” .

While there are ways to directly (and graphically) mount the “BIN/CUE” and Nero is available for Linux, it’s much easier to simply convert them to ISOs:

leszek@utumno:~/Downloads$ ls -l
total 193732
-rw-r–r– 1 leszek leszek 198180864 2008-11-14 14:33 stuff.bin
-rw-r–r– 1 leszek leszek 0 2008-11-14 14:09 stuff.cue
leszek@utumno:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install bchunk
(…)
leszek@utumno:~/Downloads$ bchunk stuff.bin stuff.cue stuff.iso

And similarly for NRGs:

leszek@utumno:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install nrg2iso
(…)
leszek@utumno:~/Downloads$ nrg2iso stuff.nrg stuff.iso

and in both cases you get a standard ISO ready to be mounted with

mount -o loop -t iso9660 stuff.iso /mnt

Happy mounting!

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