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Well, idk what your device is under /dev, but for some reason, mine is /dev/hdc. I don't understand why it's reading it as a hard drive (I thought it was supposed to be /dev/cdrom or /dev/cdrom0 or something), but try doing
mount /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom
etc. and just cycle through the different possible devices until you find it (you can't mount an audio CD btw). Make sure you have the mount point ("/mnt/cdrom" or wherever you want to mount it), like mrclisdue said.
You can check the device with "dmesg|grep CD". Should say something like which would mean /dev/sr0. Do a "ls -l /dev/sr0" if you want to check if that's a symlink, but it will work either way.
The filesystem for cd's is iso9660 and for dvd's udf.
You can mount with
mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom
(change the device and mountpoint to what you have).
Check if there's a line for the cd in /etc/fstab. Post contents of that file if not sure, but somethink like this should work: