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When I remote into my machine using ssh, I am unable to access any optical media because pantheon files has not mounted the media. Is there a command line utility (preferably other than editing fstab) to mount cdrom media just like pantheon files does when I click on it?

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I'ts pretty simple to do

sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom && sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom 

This will first create the folder /mnt/cdrom (mkdir = make directory) and then mount the cdrom (/dev/cdrom) to that directory.

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  • I know how to do it manually. I want it to be automatic just like pantheon-files does when I click on it. Also, when I insert a DVD for example, then click on it in Files, it gets mounted in my home directory in a folder which is named for the TITLE of the disc. I would love to be able to replicate this via terminal. – dskrad Oct 2 '15 at 14:36
  • Im pretty sure the command I gave above is the same command Pantheon Files uses. If you want to mount it in /home/cdrom you can change the command to sudo mkdir /home/cdrom && sudo mount /dev/cdrom /home/cdrom. Also an note: Pantheon Files does NOT automaticly mount cd roms... – Jeroen Oct 5 '15 at 7:40
  • I think I may be able to achieve this by using e2label to get the cdrom or dvdrom label, then mkdir, then mount as you suggested. I am not able to test this remotely as there is not a disk in the drive right now. – dskrad Oct 21 '15 at 15:08

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