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emoticon Linux tip: use submount Lenz Sun, 21 Dec 2003 18:52:04 +0100
This makes working with CDs/DVDs much easier on SuSE Linux:
  • Install package submount
  • Edit /etc/fstab and change the mount options for /media/cdrom and /media/dvd:
    /dev/dvd             /media/dvd           subfs      fs=cdfss,ro           0 0
    /dev/cdrom           /media/cdrom         subfs      fs=cdfss,ro           0 0
    
  • Now mount the devices (no need to insert a medium).
  • Be happy to be able to work with these devices without having to mount/unmount them all the time
The only downturn: YaST seems to be confused by this and tries to mount the DVD nevertheless. I will try to find a workaround for this.


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