Mounting the CD-ROM device

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    Mounting the CD-ROM device

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    1. Link /dev/cdrom to the block device driver which corresponds to your CD-ROM drive.

    # dmesg | grep ROM

    media bay 0 contains a CD-ROM drive

    hdc: MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8171, ATAPI CDROM drive

    hdc: ATAPI 20X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache

    Uniform CDROM driver Revision: 2.56

    #

    # ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom

    2. Tell your /etc/fstab about the CD-ROM.

    The file system table, or fstab, keeps a list of devices and their respective mount points. To let Linux know about the CD I’ve added the following line. What does it say? Mount the device /dev/cdrom at /cd, using the ISO 9660 file system type. user allows anyone to mount the drive; ro means read-only; noauto means to wait until a user does the mount, as opposed to automatic mounting upon startup.

    /dev/cdrom

    /cd

    iso9660

    noauto,ro,user

    0 0

    3. Have your .cshrc file remember how to do the mount command.

    I always forget how I do things, so I use my C shell run commands (.cshrc) file to remember them for me. Here’s what I added so I could just type “cdr” and have the CD-ROM mounted on Linux’s file system at /cd.

    set

    CD-ROM_MOUNT_POINT

    = /cd

    set

    CD-ROM_DEVICE

    = /dev/hdc

    alias

    cdr

    mount -r ${CD-ROM_DEVICE} ${CD-ROM_MOUNT_POINT}

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