Sometimes, you have media which is in bin/cue format such as the test_archive.bin/cue which I have backed up.
The majority of programs for manipulating them are Windows only and there doesn't seem to be a way of dealing with them directly on the Linux command line.
Well, you can actually access the individual files within a bin/cue archive using BinChunker and a few commands.
First we need to install bchunk from the Rpmforge repo.
$ sudo yum -y --enablerepo=rpmforge install bchunk
BinChunker can do other things like write audio files to wav but for now we just want the iso conversion
Test already mounted volumes
You can test what is mounted by using one of below as root
# df -H
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
53G 5.5G 45G 11% /
tmpfs 3.2G 0 3.2G 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb2 508M 33M 450M 7% /boot
224G 9.0G 204G 5% /home
/dev/mapper/vg_centos-lv_root on / type ext4 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:tmpfs_t:s0")
/dev/sdb2 on /boot type ext4 (rw)
/dev/mapper/vg_centos-lv_home on /home type ext4 (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
Mount and access the bin/cue files
Now after moving to the directory containing the test_archive.bin & cue files, issue the command
$ bchunk test_archive.bin test_archive.cue test_archive
This converts the bin/cue files to an iso file extension which can now be mounted, example terminal output below.
So first make a directory to mount it
$ sudo mkdir /mnt/iso
Now mount it, remembering the 'what to where' rule
$ sudo mount -o loop /home/anton/test_archive01.iso /mnt/iso
Now its mounted you can view the contents with ls
[anton@Centos iso]$ ls /mnt/iso
01. Introduction 08. User Interfaces & Desktops
02. System Architecture 09. Administrative Tasks
03. Linux Installation & Package Management 10. Essential System Services
04. GNU & Unix Commands 11. Networking Fundamentals
05. More GNU & Unix Commands 12. Security
06. The Filesystem in a Hierarchy 13. Conclusion
07. ShellsScripting & Data Management 14. Credits
Which in this case shows folders containing videos about Linux.
Or in another example shows the contents of a Salix OS disk
[anton@Centos ~]$ ls /mnt/iso
[BOOT] isolinux PACKAGELIST PACKAGES.TXT.gz
CHECKSUMS.md5 kernels PACKAGES.TXT salix
These can now be viewed in a video player or copied elswhere using cp or file manager if in GUI
For another program which can manipulate isos and complements BinChunker check out Isomaster
Labels: Bin/Cue, BinChunker, Centos 6, Iso, RHEL