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  1. #1

    [SOLVED] why can't I mount my cd from the desktop?

    When I put a cd in the drive and close the tray I get a dialog box:
    cannot mount volume.
    you are not priviledged to mount this volume.
    But if I use the console and type in:
    mount /dev/scd0
    then it works everytime. I can do this but it would be better if the cd gets mounted automatically.

    here's my fstab:
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
    # /dev/sda1
    UUID=7fbaa41e-4a01-4e9f-b1ea-52ba308beda4 /               ext3    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # /dev/sda5
    UUID=a497b290-d628-444d-b12f-2a1e99c97c4f none            swap    sw              0       0
    #/dev/scd0   /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
    /dev/scd0    /media/cdrom  auto   noauto,owner,ro  0   0
    #/dev/sdc1   media/backdrive  ext3   defaults    0  0
    /dev/sdb1    /media/backdrive   ext3   defaults    0  0
    Can anyone help with this minor inconvenience? Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    Generally for automounting in GNOME, you want to comment out the cd drive in fstab. I think for the setup you have, you'd need to add your user to the optical group. (Well, it's the optical group in Arch, not sure if it is in Ubuntu.) You can see a list of groups via cat /etc/group | less

  3. #3
    reed9, thank you for your reply.

    someone in another forum suggested adding "user" to the options, which is sort of like what you're saying. I will try that.

    Thanks again.

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    You could do it that way too. The difference being anyway who is a member of the users groups (generally all user accounts on the system) would be able to mount the CD drive! Not generally a big concern.

  6. #5
    How to mount/unmount CD/DVD-ROM manually, and show all hidden and associated files/folders?

    1. Read General Notes

    e.g. Assumed that /media/cdrom0/ is the location of CD/DVD-ROM

    3. To mount CD/DVD-ROM

    sudo mount /media/cdrom0/ -o unhide

    4. To unmount CD/DVD-ROM

    sudo umount /media/cdrom0/

  7. #6

    problem solved

    thank you all for your responses

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