Download of the day: AcetoneISO – extract, browse ISO and other CD/DVD formats under Linux

by on April 18, 2007 · 24 comments· LAST UPDATED January 14, 2008

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AcetoneISO is the disk image emulator that mounts images of DVD and CD media. Both Mac OS X and Linux / other UNIX like oses can mount and use ISO images using loopback device. It is a DAEMON Tools (Microsoft Windows disk image) clone / emulator program with a lot more features.

Using this cool open source software means a user does not have to swap discs to run different programs on local or network computer. You can access software distributed (over Internet) as a disk image such as ISO, DAA, BIN or many other formats (no need to burn a CD/DVD to use disk image). Other usage:

  • Prevent scratching, which can cause permanent damage to a disc
  • Speeds up access times as hard drives are faster than optical drives
  • Provides a backup copy of a disc, in case the original becomes damaged, lost, or stolen


  • Mount and Unmount ISO, MDF, NRG (if iso-9660 standard)
  • Burn Your ISO, CUE, TOC images directly in K3b
  • Blank Your CD/DVD ReWritable
  • Verify md5sum of image files and Generate a Md5sum file from ISO
  • Ability to create ISO from Folder and CD/DVD
  • Service-Menu support
  • Play a DVD-Movie ISO with Kaffeine, Mplayer, VLC, Kmplayer
  • Split ISOs in smaller files and Merge them
  • Quick Turbo Mount an ISO file from your Desktop
  • Compress ISO with p7zip and extract
  • Encrypt and Decrypt an ISO
  • Generate a CUE file from a IMG/BIN image
  • Rip a PSX cd to a bin/toc image

AcetoneISO has only one dependencies problem - Kommander. Make sure you have Kommander installed.

Step # 1: Install kommander

Use apt-get command to install kommander ( it consists of an editor and a program executor that produce dialogs that you can execute), which is required by AcetoneISO. You also need p7zip (a file archiver with highest compression ratio) to compress and extract ISO images. Use apt-get command under Debian or Ubuntu Linux as follows:
# apt-get install kommander p7zip
$ sudo apt-get install kommander p7zip

Step # 2: Install AcetoneISO

Download source code or Debian .deb or Suse/Redhat RPM file from official website. Use apt-get / rpm command. Use apt-get command to install .deb file:
# apt-get install AcetoneISO-6.7.deb
OR use rpm package for RPM based distro:
# rpm -ivh AcetoneISO-6.7.noarch.rpm

Step # 2: Start AcetoneISO program

Simply type the command or click on Application > Accessories > AcetoneISO:
$ acetoneiso &
AcetoneISO - extract, browse ISO and other CD/DVD formats under Linux


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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 chris brown April 19, 2007 at 1:49 pm

Looks like an awesome utility especially with the ability to handle more exotic typically windows only formats (daa, mdf etc). real shame about the KDE dependencies though.


2 nixCraft April 19, 2007 at 2:54 pm


Yup, a nice little program. Oh, if you are using Ubutu/Debian installing this package is quite easy; as it fetch and installs required kde libs also.


3 mzilikazi April 19, 2007 at 10:49 pm

Nice tool. Too bad it’s KDE. :( Oh well we still have isomaster for GTK.


4 Bikash January 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

U dont need to use KDE for acetoneISO. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and installed acetoneISO directy from synaptic without installing kommander


5 Mark April 23, 2007 at 8:41 am

Is there ever going to be support for .dmg files? That would sell it for me!


6 Thomas May 8, 2007 at 7:52 pm

Great Tool! But why is this not integrated into default KDE-System?! I really would like to see this tool as a default option in KDE.


7 Funtastik May 11, 2007 at 11:27 am

lamest program I ever seen. It doesnt work with anything
installed it correctly, started it and mount : well thats something like in luxury, but not all the bad publicity goes to Acetone Iso, there are plenty of other lame programs for emulating like Power Iso again an important program for daa files mount(through wine). If you really want a constructive criticise post this.


8 Funtastik May 26, 2007 at 2:21 pm

I apolagyse for my previous post I kind of got angry of my misshappnes


9 luca June 7, 2007 at 2:08 pm

hey acetoneiso2 came out it rocks!!!


10 odoo July 4, 2007 at 12:41 am



11 Zolero July 21, 2007 at 1:53 pm

Looks to be a nice tool. Unfortunately it is KDE-based, and I’m a very convinced GNOME fan. Anyway, I’ve downloaded it and I’ll give it a try.

If anyone, with programming skills and enough time to work on it can make it accesible in Gnome GTK, it would be highly appreciated (I think).

Thanks for the utility.


12 Bikash January 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm

U dont need to use KDE for acetoneISO. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and installed acetoneISO directy from synaptic without installing kommander.


13 StarscreamD August 7, 2007 at 5:02 pm

@ Zolero: There is now a GTK port on the main website. Google and enjoy. Thanks AcetoneISO!


14 Albert Ellis September 4, 2007 at 2:45 pm

thank for this product i hope it helps me


15 killer September 26, 2007 at 8:03 pm



16 muhammad hanif May 24, 2008 at 7:46 am

please help me i canot oper the iso file


17 muhammad hanif May 24, 2008 at 7:47 am

i cannot open the iso file


18 asd June 12, 2008 at 11:39 pm

download latest 2.0.2 release from official website.


19 Justin walker June 17, 2008 at 5:38 am

I need to find a dependency…

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
kommander: Depends: kdelibs4c2a (>= 4:3.5.5-1) but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

….How do I fix this. EeePC Linux


20 Justin walker June 17, 2008 at 5:49 am

I found my answer…


21 Sanjeev December 23, 2008 at 8:16 pm

why do i get [b]sudo: apt-get: command not found[/b]


22 nixCraft December 24, 2008 at 2:43 am

apt-get works on Debian / Ubuntu based distro only.


23 Seegras July 20, 2009 at 8:26 am

It doesn’t work on all mdf-files. Since the morons at DT Soft think they can own a “copyright” on the mdf/mds file format, they will change it constantly.
Read and weep:


24 KisTuning June 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

It’s a very good program it could help for me!


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