How to mount a DVD rom in debian linux

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How to mount a DVD rom in debian linux
Read or play DVD discs in Linux by mounting them. (a dvd-r disc image by wayne ruston from

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.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Open a Terminal by clicking "Applications," "System Tools" and "Terminal."

  2. 2

    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."

  3. 3

    Create a mount point for the DVD ROM disc by typing "mkdir /mnt/dvdrom" into the Terminal and pressing "Enter."

  4. 4

    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.

Tips and warnings

  • 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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