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Old 03-30-2006, 06:05 PM   #1
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How to mount external DVD recording device

Dear linux users,

I am new in linux (I switched from Windows to Linux one week ago). I installed Fedora Core 4. Two internal DVD and CD-RW devices are mounted without any problems, but my external DVD recorder LG-2164D with USB 2.0 interface is not mounted. Do I need to use special program, tool or command to be able to mount the DVD recorder? Anyway, why USB disc is mounted automatically and the DVD recorder not?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:27 PM   #2
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Probably because the DVD recorder doesn't always have media in it. It should be /dev/sdx so see what dmesg has to say when you plug it in and then manually mount it.
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Well, how to mount manually?

Thanks for your reply.

You wrote that I must mount the device as /dev/sdx. I have two additional questions:
1. What character/number should replace "x"?
2. Is the command mount /dev/sdx /mnt/sdx correct?

When I tried e.g. mount /dev/sda mnt/sda then I get the following message: mount: you must specify the filesystem type
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/dev/sdx are SCSI hard drive devices which also includes SATA, USB and Firewire. CDROM/DVD SCSI devices are /dev/scdx. They are automatically assigned when the PC is booted or when a device is inserted. You can check the output of the console command dmesg to see of this device is being recognized. Unless the device has an entry in the /etc/fstab file you will need to specify the filesystem type and you must be root. I will assume the device ID is /dev/scd0. BTW you can not mount a blank CD.
In general, data CDs use iso9660 and DVDs use UDF filesystem types.


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