How to Mount a DVD on Linuxby Contributing Writer
In Windows operating system a DVD becomes acceptable instantly as soon as it is inserted in a drive. In Linux, a DVD needs to be mounted as a file system. Usually the mounting point for the DVD/CD drive should be defined in the system file "fstab." Note that Section 1 below is the one-time procedure. Once it is done, always proceed directly to Section 2.
Modifying fstab file
Right-click on the Desktop and choose "open terminal" from the pop-up menu.
Type "su" and press "Enter." Then type "<root password>" and press "Enter" to get administrator (root) privileges.
Type "cd /mnt" and press "Enter."
Type "mkdir cdrom" and press 'Enter' to create the directory "cdrom."
Type "cd /etc" and press "Enter."
Type "cp fstab fstab_original" and press "Enter" to make a copy of the file in case you would need to restore the original configuration.
Type "nedit fstab" and press "Enter" to open the file "fstab" for editing.
Press "End" followed by "Enter" to get to the end of the file.
Type the following line at the end of the file "fstab." "/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0"
Click the menu "File >Save" to save the file. Then click "File >Exit" to exit "nedit."
Type "exit" followed by "Enter" to exit the root shell.
Insert a DVD into the DVD/CD drive.
Type "mount /mnt/cdrom" and press "Enter" to mount DVD.
To unmount DVD, close all files and folders (if any) that were used on DVD.
Type "umount /mnt/cdrom" and press "Enter."