Mounting an external (USB) DVD Drive

Ralph ralph.puncher at
Sat Jan 21 15:31:57 UTC 2012

On January 21, 2012 10:02:17 AM Bill Stanley wrote:
> I'm having problems getting VCL to use an external, (USB) DVD drive.  In
> fact, I tried to open the dvd drive with brassero just to see if it
> could even be seen.  The problem seems to be that the USB device is not
> mounted.  How do I get Unbuntu to automatically mount USB drives or at
> least list them in the places menu list so they can be seen?
> Bill Stanley

I use ubuntu 11.10 (AMD64) and it works without problem using an external USB 
drive. It is not visible until a CD or DVD is inserted at which time I am 
asked what I want to do with the disc.

Ralph Puncher

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