cd/dvd drive will not mount

Asked by deane on 2008-01-29

dvd drive works ok with live os disk in drive but when I try to mount with an audio cd or any cd i get the following
"mount: special device /dev/scd0 does not exist "

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :


This one is an easy fix. The upgrade got rid of your device aliases. Your DVD/CD device is really /dev/scd0, but most programs expect to use the devices /dev/cdrom and /dev/dvd. On my machine, they are merely symbolic links.

I'll bet if you do an ls /dev/dvd you'll receive the response
ls: /dev/dvd: No such file or directory

and the same for ls /dev/cdrom. Here's what I get on my machine::

ls -l /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2007-10-31 15:46 /dev/dvd -> scd0

ls -l /dev/cdrom
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2007-10-31 15:46 /dev/cdrom -> scd0

So to create these devices, enter these commands (as root, or using sudo) in a terminal to create the logical links:

ln -s /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrom
ln -s /dev/scd0 /dev/dvd

Hope this helps

Bhavani Shankar.

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Michael Lucani (michael-lucani1) said :

root@michael-laptop:/home/michael# ls -l /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2010-01-13 19:33 /dev/dvd -> sr0

this is what I get when I enter the ls -l/dev/dvd

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