Mounting CD/DVD drives and media

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In most cases your CD recorder will be recognized by the oprating system as a regular CD/DVD-ROM drive, and you will be able to mount your CD/DVD media using the Unix mount command on the standard device special files your system is using for CD-ROM devices. All CD recorders that have been shipped by the hardware manufacturers for the last 3 years are 'SCSI type 5' devices. Type 5 stands for a 'CD-ROM device' (read only direct access), according to the SCSI standard. This means that these recorders are compatible with CD-ROM devices. CD/DVD recorders with an IDE/Atapi (not SCSI) interface are always 'type 5'.

Mounting a CD/DVD drive with the Unix mount command usually works as follows:

mount -r /dev/dsk/ /cdrom


Solaris

On Solaris you can issue the following mount command to mount your CD in the recorder:

mount -r -F hsfs /dev/dsk/c1t5d0s2 /cdrom

The c1 and t5 in the above command refer to the controller number and SCSI ID of the CD recorder and should be changed accordingly.


IMPORTANT: On Solaris OS, a CD is read with a block size of 512 bytes. Some recorders provide a jumper on the device to enable the 512 blocksize selection as default. Recorders that do support a 512 block size are: Pioneer, JVC, Pinnacle, TEAC, Olympus, Matsushita, Acer, Sony, Yamaha. Please refer to the hardware manual of your CD recorder for information on the block size jumper.


Digital Unix

On Digital Unix you can issue the following mount command to mount your CD in the recorder:

mount -r -t cdfs -o rrip /dev/sd5c /cdrom

The d5 refers to the ID of the CD-Recorder and should be changed accordingly. DEC systems may tend to have difficulties with some type 5 recorders. If possible, you should switch the recorder to be recognized as a WORM device type.

SGI

On SGI Irix you can issue the following mount command to mount your CD in the recorder:

mount -r -t iso9660 /dev/scsi/sc0d5l0 /cdrom

The c0 and d5/t5 refer to the controller number and SCSI ID of the CDRecorder and should be changed accordingly.

NOTE: Connecting CD-ROM type CD-Recorders will always result in an icon appearing on the desktop. This icon can be used to access the CD-Recorder as a reader.


IMPORTANT: On SGI a CD in EFS format is read with a block size of 512 bytes. Since most recorders do not support this, reading CDs in a CD-recorder requires a conversion that may take some time. Recorders that do support a 512 block size are: Pioneer, JVC, Pinnacle, TEAC, Olympus, Matsushita, Acer, Sony, Yamaha.


IBM AIX

On IBM AIX you can issue the following mount command to mount your CD in the recorder:

mount -r -v`cdrfs` /dev/cd5 /cdrom

The d5 refers to the ID of the CD-Recorder and should be changed accordingly.

HP UX 10 + 11

On HP UX you can issue the following mount command to mount your CD in the recorder:

To mount a CD with Rock Ridge support enabled, type:

pfs_mount -t rrip /dev/dsk/c0t5d0 /cdrom

The c0 and t5 refer to the controller number and SCSI ID of the CD-Recorder and should be changed accordingly.

NOTE: The pfs daemons must be activated before pfs-mount can be used (see the pfs man page)

To mount a CD without Rock Ridge support enabled, type:

mount -F cdfs /dev/dsk/c0t5d0 /cdrom

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