Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Post-Install Configuration > CD/DVD Mounting Made Easy

CD/DVD Mounting Made Easy

Before you go much further, it might be a good idea to make it easier to mount your optical drive. By default, you have to do it by hand with a command like this:

mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0a /mnt

You’re going to run out of predefined mount points if you have any other disks or drives to mount, so the default method really isn’t meant to be a permanent solution. If this machine is meant to be a server that you’ll never need to put CDs into (upgrading aside), there’s no need to make any changes; you can leave it as is. Otherwise, follow this procedure:

  1. First you’ll need a more convenient place to mount the optical drive. I suggest /mnt/cdrom (usually the standard in GNU systems) or /cdrom (usually the standard in FreeBSD). Regardless of what the directory name is, you have to create it. /mnt/cdrom will be the example used throughout this guide, so that’s the one we’ll use right now, though you’re free to change it to your preference. Use the mkdir command to create it:


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free 10-Day Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint