How to properly mount a DVD-R/W drive and how to use it from the command line?

P.U.Kruppa root at
Thu Oct 6 05:19:15 PDT 2005

On Thu, 6 Oct 2005, Olaf Greve wrote:

> Hi,
> This'll surely be a really novice question, but I'd like to get it right in 
> one go, and RTFM-ing using Google somehow didn't produce uniform enough 
> results for my likings. :)
> The situation: I just installed FreeBSD 5.4-Release AMD64 on my new machine 
> (though the question is most likely not specific to the AMD64 version, I 
> guess), and upon installation time the machine had a DVD-ROM / CD-RW drive. 
> Yesterday I received a new drive, being a DVD-RW drive, and I replaced the 
> previous one with the new one. O.k., no problem so far, and the BIOS seems to 
> properly identify the drive.
> When booting the machine, the drive is -I think- identified as "DVDW" as 
> /dev/acd0, and the mountpoint it (re!)uses is /cdrom.
> Now, this is where the issue lies. When putting a CD-ROM in the drive, and 
> trying to access it through the /cdrom mountpoint I get an empty directory 
> listing (not correct) and when manually trying to do the following:
> mount /dev/acd0 /cdrom
mount_cd9660 /dev/acd0 /cdrom



* Peter Ulrich Kruppa - Wuppertal - Germany *

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