can't mount a UDF dvd under Linux

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at
Fri Jun 15 15:26:55 UTC 2007

Dean S. Messing wrote:
> 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
> works.
> Clues, anyone?
> Dean

Just a thought and I may be way off base.  I wonder if the disk is a 
multi-session disk and thus Linux is having an issue with it.  I had an 
issue like this some time ago with a CD that had a small session that 
was empty but the data was in a second session.

I cannot remember how I dealt with it, sorry.

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