Can't read any DVD, and can't mount the dvd drive

Andy stude.list at
Fri Mar 28 19:49:12 UTC 2008


On 28/03/2008, Ashley Benton <meggalen at> wrote:
> /dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0       0
> /dev/hdd        /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0       0

Looks like your drives are hdc and hdd.

First find out which is which.
eject hdc

A drive should open, do the same with the other drive.

Now check the mount points actually exist. Does /media contain cdrom0
and cdrom1? If not create them (sudo mkdir -p /media/cdrom0

Insert a DVD and type:
mount /media/cdrom0 (for hdc)
mount /media/cdrom1 (for hdd)
(don't type the things in brackets ;))

Any error messages?

What kind of DVDs are you trying? Data or Video?

Also what version of Ubuntu are you using?
(Old versions seem to use /dev/hd? for Optical drives connected as IDE)


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