CD Rom not recognised

Roy Smith rasmith1959 at
Sat Apr 18 18:33:33 UTC 2009

MG wrote:
> Have got it coming up on the desktop now a blank disc is in thx
> Dunno if it was confused with a hard drive already mounted in /mnt
> 2009/4/18 MG <m.s0128532 at <mailto:m.s0128532 at>>
>     thx tho I don't know where
>     is there something that makes it display the code?
>     I got the codes for my hard drives by typing something in to
>     mount......
>     On 18/04/2009, *Evans Jahja* <smkururu at
>     <mailto:smkururu at>> wrote:
>         MG wrote:
>         > Please can you tell me how I search for and mount it in the
>         terminal?
>         >
>         > On 18/04/2009, Evans Jahja <smkururu at
>         <mailto:smkururu at>> wrote:
>         >
>         >> MG wrote:
>         >>
>         >>> How do I get Ubuntu to read my CD Rom?????
>         >>> mount it???
>         >>>
>         >>     Yup
>         >>
>         >>
>         First, you'll need to know where's your CD Rom (yes, I know
>         it's on your
>         computer, but what I mean is something like '/dev/sdc1')
>         Assuming the drive is '/dev/sdc1' then type this in terminal:
>         sudo mkdir /mount/cdrom/
>         sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mount/cdrom/
>         I think that should do it.
>         <mailto:ubuntu-users at>

I take it you're fairly new to Linux...  Unlike Windows which mounts
your CD drive when you boot the pc, most versions of Linux don't mount a
CD drive until you actually put a cd in the drive tray and close it. 
Then once the cd is ejected from the drive, the drive is unmounted
because there is no media to read.


Roy Smith
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
Registered Linux User #488144
Registered Ubuntu User #26841

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