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I have a gentoo system that had a regular cdrw drive. I need to install a dvd rom drive also. The hardware installation is not the problem, as I've done ...
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    [SOLVED] Installing a new DVD drive


    I have a gentoo system that had a regular cdrw drive. I need to install a dvd rom drive also. The hardware installation is not the problem, as I've done that a hundred other times in PCs. I've made sure to set slave, it has power, etc.

    I see the drive (I think) as /dev/dvd1. I created a /mnt/dvd directory, but when I run this command below as su:

    mount /dev/dvd1 /mnt/dvd

    I get the error "mount: unknown filesystem type 'udf'"

    I searched around and found that my kernel may not have been compiled with UDF support, so I went through menuconfig and added UDF support, installed the kernel and rebooted and I still get the same error. I also tried adding:

    /dev/dvd1 /mnt/dvd auto users,noauto,ro 0 0

    to /etc/fstab per some other forum suggestions, but I get the same error.

    Anyone have any ideas what I may be doing wrong?

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    Have you tried this with a CD/DVD in it? Otherwise its just a piece of hardware you are trying to mount.
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    I have a DVD in the drive. If I put a regular CD in the drive, I can mount it with no problems

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    Well, for anyone who wants to know, I just mounted it specifying iso9660 as the type and it mounted fine.

    mount -t iso9660 /dev/dvd1 /mnt/dvd

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    Glad it worked out for you. Please mark the thread as Solved. (see thread tools above)
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