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Convert .nrg (Nero image) to .iso file in Ubuntu

If you want to convert .nrg file to .iso file you can use nrg2iso tool to create this. nrg2iso is a program that extracts ISO9660 data from Nero “.nrg” CD-ROM image files.

Install nrg2iso in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install nrg2iso

Using nrg2iso

Enter this command

nrg2iso [nrg-file] [iso-file]


nrg2iso image.nrg image.iso
nrg2iso /home/username/image.nrg /home/username/image.iso

Now you can burn your iso with your preferred linux burning app (Brasero, Gnomebaker, K3B…).


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  • Hi there …
    i did that but it says “It seems that Image.nrg is already an ISO 9660 image
    [Aborting conversion]”
    what’s wrong here ? :S
    it’s still .nrg and when i try to open it with “Archive Mounter” i find a readme file that’s all
    Thanks alot

  • Hi shbeer,
    this happens when the nrg file already is iso file. Try rename .nrg to .iso and burn it to the disc or mount to your filesystem.


  • OK, big fail… can’t burn.

    nrg2iso says “It seems that Image.nrg is already an ISO 9660 image
    [Aborting conversion]”

    Renaming it to .ISO gives a burn failure.

    Archive mounter says “Could not create the archive
    Archive type not supported.”

    Any other suggestions?


  • where did you get the nrg file? It is possible that the nrg file is corrupted. This topic is almost 3 years old, maybe something has changed.. haven’t tried.

  • Didn’t notice the topic start age, the date I saw was 26 Aug 2012.

    The story is long, but I received a 32G thumb drive with 6 4.4G .nrg files on it from a Windows user.

    Drive space is not the problem and the files aren’t corrupt, I can open/play them fine with VLC.

    I am still looking around for a fix, I will check back and see if you found anything, if I find out anything I’ll let you know.


  • Update:

    After having tried everything I could find, including learning how to use Makefiles and wasting about 30 DVDs, I gave up on a Linux solution. I installed Wine and WinISO. Problem solved.

    Take care

  • sudo mount -t iso9660 yourfile.nrg /mnt/