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How can I mount CD-ROM in order to copy files.
This is under SOlaris

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Question by:clemend
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Just insert the CDROM in to the drive.
volume manager should automatically mount ur cd into /cdrom/cdrom0
if this doesnot happen, do the following:
1) # eject cdrom
2) insert the cd into drive
3) # mount /cdrom

If this also doesnot work, try stopping volume manager and restart it.
# /etc/init.d/volmgt stop
# /etc/init.d/volmgt start
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While bhagawatula's comment is basically correct, I don't think it goes quite far enough.

By default, floppies and CD's are managed by the Solaris vold daemon. It uses the configuration data in /etc/vold.conf to determine what devices to manage and how to do so. The presence of:

use cdrom drive /dev/rdsk/c*s2 dev_cdrom.so cdrom%d

Tells vold to manage CD's and to mount them on /cdrom/cdromN where N starts at 0 and increments for each CD drive found. Thus the first CD drive will mount it's CD on /cdrom/cdrom0 when vold detects that a "mountable" CD has been inserted. When vold is managing the CD drives it owns the devices and they can't be used by anything else, so you can't manually mount a CD. Examining /etc/vold.conf will tell you if the CD is selected for management, and "ps -ef | grep vold | grep -v grep" will tell you if vold is running.

As mentioned, you tell vold to unmount and eject the CD with "eject" or "eject cdrom".

Okay, vold can only mount what it considers to be "mountable" CD's. Any CD written in iso9660 with "RockRidge" extensions is mountable in all versions of Solaris from 2.5.1 on (2.4 & 2.5 require patches to work properly). CD's burned with a lot of the PC mastering software usually don't have the "RockRidge' extensions and may not strictly be iso9660 compliant. They may or may not mount, depending on what version of Solaris you have and what patches have been applied
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jlevie , Thanks for correcting/updating me ;-)
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bhagawatula, I hope you didn't take it as a "put down", because it certainly wasn't meant to be. Just that there's a bit more to that the questioner ought to know.
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jlevie, Dont worry. I was just providing basic info, and waiting for response.
Regards
Hemanth
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