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Old 03-04-2008, 04:06 AM   #1
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Unmounted CD/DVD Drives

I have just discovered that although my drives are working they are unmounted. I can see them in System Setting as disabled and they do not appear in Dolphin. I tried following this advice from the "manual"

Mount CD/DVD-ROMs and show all hidden and associated files


Assuming that /media/cdrom0/ is the location of CD/DVD-ROM

To mount CD/DVD-ROM

sudo mount /media/cdrom0/ -o unhide

but that hasn't made any difference, any ideas?
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:42 AM   #2
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Did you have a data disk in the drive? You can't mount a drive if there is no disk, also a media disk doesn't get mounted.


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