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Old 08-24-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
sadock
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Mount External USB CDROM


Dear all

Am newbie to linux - i want the simple and clear way of attaching/mounting external CDROM plugged on USB port

I have installed Redhat enterprise 5 as guest OS in my Oracle VM
 
Old 08-24-2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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92 reads of your thread and no replies:
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Am newbie to linux
OK, and welcome to LQ!
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i want the simple and clear way of attaching/mounting external CDROM plugged on USB port
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I have installed Redhat enterprise 5 as guest OS in my Oracle VM
Ohhh Noooo!

- RHEL5 is a paid-for distribution. They are paid to provide you with support. So you should ask them.

- Most of us do not use VMs, just the real variety,..... so people lose interest in your question.

Also, you have double-posted here

Please do not do this.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-24-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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Virtual machines are great ways to use linux. Some virtual machines have a gui that can be used to attach and select removable devices from host to client. Oracle VM is Virtualbox. I don't run that but look in the documentation for how to attach removable usb devices.

I agree that a different OS would be a better choice.
 
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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Assuming that the device is Linux compatible and that you are using a 2.6.x kernel, it's no different from using the built-in optical drive for all practical purposes. When it has media in it, the system sees it and makes it available as a PnP device.

With older kernels, you have to put it in your fstab. I'll happily tell you how I learned to do that if you wish.

I've had several external USB CD and DVD/CD drives over the years and they've all worked flawlessly under Linux.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 04:18 AM   #5
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With older kernels, you have to put it in your fstab. I'll happily tell you how I learned to do that if you wish.
i will be happy if i learn that also!!!!
 
Old 08-25-2011, 04:58 AM   #6
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ubuntu, fedora mount usb devices automatically.
Ubuntu is good to start learning linux.
 
  


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