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Old 01-20-2019, 01:43 AM   #1
josephschmoe
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dell xps 1645 running debian linux wint detect open DVDs


i have moved to a debian linux as my main desktop distro.

i have made copies of files on USBs from my old windows computer, also burned some files onto dvds to transfer and use on like for like, equal, the same coding programs on linux.

i have had some luck with usb's and been able to mount and copy files across, but when i put my burned DVDs with files on them, the disks are not showing or regestering.

i figure its a driver thing.

i havn't tried to see if i can burn anything from linux distro, but blank disks dont regester or give any options of what do i want to do etc.

thanks in advance
 
Old 01-20-2019, 07:01 AM   #2
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

It is most likely a driver thing. I suspect the DVDs were burned using UDF versus ISO9660 formats. You can try manually mounting a disc and see what happens. As root

mount -t udf /dev/sr0 /mnt


I assume that nothing else is mounted on /mnt and this is just for a quick check. Post the errors if any.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 11:11 AM   #3
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

It is most likely a driver thing. I suspect the DVDs were burned using UDF versus ISO9660 formats. You can try manually mounting a disc and see what happens. As root

mount -t udf /dev/sr0 /mnt


I assume that nothing else is mounted on /mnt and this is just for a quick check. Post the errors if any.

Thanks for your help. I will check that out. I do recall that when I mounted my USBs I had to set up a mount folder. That one was set up in /media/USB-drive. USB-drive being where I accessed the content.

I understand that /dev/sr0 /mnt will be a location and mint will be the folder,

UDF? Is that a type of burning process

-t ? Could you tell me this arguments purpose, Iím making an idiot list.

I get what mount does.

Is there a command and argument to see if Linux actually knows a disk is there, maybe a simple show DVD drive. I know that is not a command 😊

Iíll be trying that command out though. I will try to send it to media/mnt as for the previous USB excursions when there. Unless you recommend I do otherwise.


Thanks again

Joe
 
Old 01-20-2019, 11:52 AM   #4
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See man pages for mount.

-t specifies file system and udf is one particular type.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Disk_Format

A mount point is just a directory (or folder) and the process of mounting is to attach a filesystem to the directory tree i.e /(root). The directory must exist before you can mount anything to it. You can use /media/mnt but it must exist.

/dev/sr0 is the device ID for an optical drive.

The output of the dmesg command might provide a clue also you can look at the output of the file command i.e.

file -s /dev/sr0
 
  


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