Mounting an external (USB) DVD Drive

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Sat Jan 21 20:08:50 UTC 2012

2012/1/21 Bill Stanley <bstanle at>:
> < snip >
>>  > 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.
> I am using version 10.10 - 64 bit (I haven't ungraded because I hate
> Unity). I'll try again with a different disk.  I just got the external
> drive but it is used (maybe the drive is a few years old) , the disk is
> for a movie that I borrowed from the local library.  It works OK  when I
> tried it on my neighbors windows machine so it doesn't seem to be the
> disk.  Maybe there is some new DRM that is preventing it from being used
> under Linux?  It wouldn't surprise me to find the movie industry is
> trying to come up with DRM that prevents  Linux those disks.  It might
> be special DRM used on the movies libraries lend out (But not the disks
> bought in stores).
> Bill Stanley

You could install Ubuntu 10.10 on a pen drive or something, bring it
to your neighbour and start it on his/her computer. Then does it work?

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

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