[Techtalk] trouble mounting cdrom: no medium found

Conor Daly conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Sun Feb 23 11:13:11 EST 2003

On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 01:54:09PM -0500 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
Kathryn Hargreaves thought:
> Hi,
> I'm having trouble mounting a cdrom written by my publisher on, I guess,
> a Windows box (I can read it on a Windows box).  The error I get is:
>   no medium found
> I found a patch for ide-cd.c, which I don't have (in RH 7.2).  I'm
> running the 2.4.7-10 kernel and have an EIDE cdrom.
> Any ideas?  Would upgrading to RH 8.0 do the trick?  Is there anything
> short of that that would work?

At a wild guess, the CD was written using DirectCD which does _not_
produce ISO9660 filesystems.  Instead it makes a "UDF" CD.  'man mount' on
_my_ RH72 box says 'udf' is one of the filesystem types available so 

mount -t udf /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom 

_may_ work.  OTOH, can you ask your publisher to create the CD using
CDCreator or Nero instead of DirectCD?

Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>

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