Mounting an external (USB) DVD Drive

Koh Choon Lin kcl at
Sat Jan 21 15:45:48 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?
> > 
> 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.

So have OP inserted the VCD/DVD? Try using the Disk Utility software to mount.


Koh Choon Lin
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