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Old 04-13-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
acraig
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Unhappy Can no longer mount data dvds


For whatever reason, when I try to mount a data DVD I get the following message:

Unable to mount [disk name]
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
mount: mount point /media/cdrom does not exist

Yet, if I put a DVD video in I can play on any of my video apps, yet I also can't mount those in a file browser. I have no idea what has caused this. I haven't backed up data to disks in a long time, I only did so today because I'm running low on space in one of my drives.

I was told elsewhere that I needed to alter a file: /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules

But I have no idea how to do this, and what I found there does not look like what was shown. This is what my file looks like:

Code:
# This file maintains persistent names for CD/DVD reader and writer devices.
# See udev(7) for syntax.
#
# Entries are automatically added by the 75-cd-aliases-generator.rules
# file; however you are also free to add your own entries provided you
# add the ENV{GENERATED}=1 flag to your own rules as well.
# TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S223C (pci-0000:00:1f.2-scsi-1:0:1:0)
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:1f.2-scsi-1:0:1:0", SYMLINK+="cdrom", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:1f.2-scsi-1:0:1:0", SYMLINK+="cdrw", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:1f.2-scsi-1:0:1:0", SYMLINK+="dvd", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:1f.2-scsi-1:0:1:0", SYMLINK+="dvdrw", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Old 04-13-2015, 07:58 PM   #2
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Hi,

I will recommend to you to indicate the Linux Distribution,Version that you are using that encountering this issues,in that case
many members here can provide solutions for you :-)
 
Old 04-13-2015, 08:01 PM   #3
acraig
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Problem solved

It turned out the cause of my troubles was a deleted /cdrom directory. For whatever reason the media/cdrom directory was deleted from my system. Maybe software update did it? I know I didn't. In any case, by re-creating the directory I can now mount any kind of disk media once again and it behaves the way it should.

Looking back, I guess I should have paid closer attention to the fact that movie DVDs didn't automatically load in my default media player, but I hope my discovery helps someone else who may suddenly develop this problem but have know idea why.

But still, thank you for replying yohey03. I appreciate it.

Last edited by acraig; 04-14-2015 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 04-13-2015, 11:48 PM   #4
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No Problem :-)!
May I know what is this Linux Ditribution and Version?
 
Old 04-14-2015, 03:13 PM   #5
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I'm using Linux Mint 13 Maya. It's listed in the sidebar under my username.
 
  


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