Wow thanks for all the great responses guys. As I'm writing this I'm gonna try all the suggest and post the results as I get them.
"A cdrom should mount automatically in Ubuntu, however, it can also be manually mounted by selecting Places/Computer and then right clicking on the cdrom drive icon and choosing Mount Volume.
Which distros you are using?"
Tried and failed
After clicking Mount the window dissappeared and nothing changed. Distro - Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Ed.
Sug.#2 Insert the cd, open a terminal and type: sudo mount
/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
/proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=755)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/neim/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=neim)
/dev/scd1 on /media/cdrom0 type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8,user=neim)
(: lol, I'm glad you guys can read this stuff
Is that something a formatted cd/dvd with some data on it? I don't think it will mount an empty, unformatted dvd or cd.
Tried with both blank DVD+R and Music CD. Both no dice.
Will try mulitply media Disk and repeat the aboveto see if I get a different response.
Thanks again for all the help. Especially keeping it in layman for a layman.
Didn't mention before, not sure if it makes a difference, but I also have a CD-Rom drive but to date no problems there.