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Re: Mount points for CD-ROM

Michael Cronenworth wrote:
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Subject: Mount points for CD-ROM
From: Scott Karlin <scott CS Princeton EDU>
To: fedora-list redhat com
Date: 02/05/2009 03:08 PM

I was surprised that I had to create mount points and use an explicit
mount to read a CD-ROM:

# mkdir /media/cdrom
# mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Is this typical?  Is there some RPM that creates the mount points?

I don't mind becoming root to do the mount -- I was just surprised
the mount points weren't already there.

Thanks for the reply.

There are no packages that create mount point directories.

Good to know.  I wanted to make sure that the mount points I might
create manually won't conflict.

Mounting a CD on the Gnome desktop is done through HAL. The CD is mounted automagically with permissions set to the local user. You do not have to create any directories or issue any command line arguments for this to happen.

Interesting.  I'm a WindowMaker (and sometimes KDE) user so I've always
handled mounts myself.

If I were to switch to gnome, how is the "local" user determined?  My
xorg.conf is set up to have three separate X Screens.  My family can
all be logged in simultaneously and we switch users with Ctrl-Alt-Fn.
It sounds like the system might have some difficulty determining who
to give permissions to.


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