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Old 02-08-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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Mounting External DVDs, Flash Drives, etc.


Friends, I tried mounting a flash drive before in Fedora Core using the following commands:

mount /dev/sda /mnt/sda

It worked fine with me before. Now, I recently bought a external DVD recorder. I want to mount it in my Ubuntu box. Can you please help me how to do this? Thanks.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 08:10 PM   #2
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It will more than likely be /dev/scd0.

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Old 02-08-2006, 08:14 PM   #3
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Thanks. I tried:

mount /dev/scd0 /media/dvddrive.

However it says read only.Can I use it to write DVDs? Let's say burn using K3B? Thanks.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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Startup k3b and see if it recognizes the drive.

A blank CDROM or DVD will not be mounted. The drive device is used to burn a disc. It's only after a disc is burned that you can mount it. And the ISO9660 filesystem is a read-only filesystem. You can't mount it "rw" even if you are mounting a .ISO image using the loop option.

Try monitoring the output of /var/log/messages: tail -f /var/log/messages, and inserting a DVD. If a disk is automounted, you may see informative messages there. It can take a while for the process to complete. Especially if the drive has a time recognizing the drive.
 
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Even if it is a writable rom drive it will only mount the media as readonly unless using packet writing filesystems and specify that. Running the command ' cdrecord -scanbus ' and see what it sees.
 
  


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