Aix 5.3 Unable to view contents of CD

I'm a AIx experts so please bare with me.
I inserted a CD into my servers dvd-rom drive.

When I go to the /mnt/cdrom directory 0 items are listed.

When i place the cd in my windows workstations I can see all of the files
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you must "mount" the CD first.

Issue "cd" to leave the /mnt/cdrom directory, then issue as root:

mount -v cdrfs -o ro /dev/cd0 /mnt/cdrom

Now you shouldbe able to access the CD.

Before trying to unload the CD drive unmount the CD (again as root)with

umount /mnt/cdrom


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