Debian Linux supports DVD ROM discs, which mount just like CDs. Use the "mount" command in a terminal if your Debian Linux system isn't set up to automatically mount inserted discs. The "mount" command mounts the DVD ROM at a point on your computer's file system; access it just like it was a folder.
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Open a Terminal by clicking "Applications," "System Tools" and "Terminal."
Become the root user with permission to modify system settings by typing "su" into the Terminal window, pressing "Enter," typing your password when prompted and pressing "Enter."
Create a mount point for the DVD ROM disc by typing "mkdir /mnt/dvdrom" into the Terminal and pressing "Enter."
Mount the DVD ROM by typing "mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/dvdrom /mnt/dvdrom" into the Terminal window and pressing "Enter." The command specifies the DVD ROM's type of file system as well as mounting it in read-only mode.
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- Access the mounted DVD ROM by opening the "/mnt/dvdrom" directory in your file browser.
- Unmount the DVD ROM by typing "umount /mnt/dvdrom" into a Terminal window and pressing "Enter."
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