having trouble opening a cd made from Windows Vista's writing

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Fri Oct 10 05:36:21 BST 2008


On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 20:25 -0500, Scott Berry wrote:
> I copied some printer drivers and some notes that I need from the
> brother.com web site on to a cd.  However, when I bring it my Ubuntu
> system it tells me it is unable to mount.  here is the error message:
> 
> Error: Unable to  open udf volume.  When attempting to mount the UDF
> volume.  Can anyone give me some pointers please?   

I tried to read a Vista-produced CD once and had the same experience. It
seems to have to do with Vista creating Windows-only UDF (MS
deliberately being incompatible? Impossible! ;)

See here
<http://ascending.wordpress.com/2008/06/14/howto-read-vista-burnt-udf-dvds-on-ubuntu-linux/>





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