Viewing ISO Images on MacOS 10.15 Catalina

Author:  MikeW Date: 2020-03-23T19:51:40+00:00

Post Icon Just a quick blurb. Yesterday I was installing Ubuntu Linux 18.04 on VMWare Fusion on my Mac. Much to my chagrin, I noticed that DiskImagerMounter could no longer mount any of the new Linux distros. Throwing a no mountable file systems error on Debian and RedHat distros. My guess... There is a new filesystem used for those images that the utility can't read.

Anyway, I just want to test the integrity of the iso. So I found a workaround.

Install 7zip on MacOS

Just install the wonderful 7zip utility on MacOS.

That will list the contents of the iso so you can be sure that it is readable. An easy check with little overhead.