Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ

This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS, or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open This is an old article about mounting a CDROM in SCO Unix and is only left here for historical purposes. There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on this site: Search this site is the best way to find anything.

How do I mount a CDROM (Old Sco Unix)?

Of course you've already run "mkdev cdrom", relinked the kernel and rebooted.

In most cases, you can just do:

 mount -r /dev/cd0 /mnt

You may want to add:

 mount -o lower -r /dev/cd0 /mnt

To avoid getting everything in UPPER CASE.

If you get "No such device", you have not correctly identified the device. Try "sconf -v" if it's SCSI; if IDE you are probably confused as to it being master or slave or whether it's primary or secondary. DO NOT assume that just because your system installed from CD that it now has a clue where to look- it does not.

See the other CDROM related entries in this FAQ also.

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