can't mount a UDF dvd under Linux

Dean S. Messing deanm at
Thu Jun 14 03:08:33 UTC 2007

I purchased a dvd with some commercial software on it.
In a windows XP guest running in VMware on a FC5 (or FC6)
host, the DVD is seen by Windows w/o a problem.

But if I try to mount the dvd from linux I get this:

# mount -v /dev/dvd /mnt/cdrom
mount: you didn't specify a filesystem type for /dev/dvd
       I will try type udf
mount: block device /dev/dvd is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/dvd,
       missing codepage or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail  or so

I've googled and seen several complaints about this
dating back a year, and as recently as yesterday.  Some
have even proposed "try this" type solutions but nothing

Clues, anyone?


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