Mounting a CDROM on Solaris

If the Volume Manager (vold) is running on your system, the disc is automatically mounted as /cdrom/cd_label if the CD or DVD has a label or /cdrom/unnamed_cdrom if it is unlabeled.

If the Volume Manager is not running on your system, complete the following steps to mount the CD or DVD:

Determine the name of the device by entering the following command:

  ls -al /dev/sr* |awk ‘{print “/” $11}’

This command returns the name of the CD or DVD device. In this example, the command returns the string /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2.
Enter the following commands to mount the CD or DVD:

mkdir -p /cdrom/unnamed_cdrom
    mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 /cdrom/unnamed_cdrom

where /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 represents the name of the device that was returned in the preceding step and /cdrom/unnamed_cdrom represents the CD or DVD mount directory.

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