SUMMARY: Help with mount CDrom

From: Aline H. Runde - MicroModule Systems (
Date: Fri Sep 10 1993 - 08:25:27 CDT

Thanks to all who replied. I was overwhelmed with reponses.
You guys are great, solved my problem overnight.

I have included below the reply from Jeffrey Marans, which I have tried and
worked like a charm, for my case. Thanks, Jeffrey.

One user wrote to the net saying:
"The CDROM you are trying to mount may be a Unix (type 4.2) CD, and not an
ISO-9960 (hsfs) type. Most Sun CDROMs are like this. I have the following
two lines in all my /etc/fstab's for this reason;

/dev/sr0 /cdrom hsfs ro,noauto,usermount_access 0 0
/dev/sr0 /cd 4.2 ro,noauto,usermount_access 0 0

That way I can try
 # mount /cdrom
and if I get an error,
 # mount /cd"

With that done you should note that Island Graphics recommends that on the host

 mount /cdrom
 include client's name in /.rhosts and /etc/exports files
 exportfs -i -o ro /cdrom

on the other machine type
 mount erie:/cdrom /cdrom

If any of you want all the replies from all who responded to me, please let
me know and I will compile them and mail them to you.

Thanks to the people listed below: (Syed Zaeem Hosain) who sent me tar file with routines for
mount,export,unexport,umount,eject... Haven't try them out yet but looks
like a great tool for System Admin. (Robert M. Kuhn) (Mark Plotnick) (Andy Feldt)
Mike Raffety <>
Jan-Olav Eide <> (Bill Morrow) (Dana Macelis-Roberts Lab) (Greg Bean)
hkatz@nucmed.NYU.EDU (Henry Katz) (Ray Brownrigg)
bernards@ECN.NL (Marcel Bernards) (Tim Evans) (Ron Hall) (Ty Van Duong)
ref@Esy.COM (Eric Falen) (Wilhelm Ruesing)
David Sansom <> (Michael Harris - Portfolio Stratification) (Gordon Lentz) (Joel Shandelman FIMS Information Systems - 212-648-4480)
Anjula Garg (EDC) <> (Brian Decker)
mike_p <>
Sudheer R. Vangati <sud@philabs.Philips.Com
Kambiz Aghaiepour <kxaghai@srv.PacBell.COM>
Joseph C. Konczal <>
Ian MacPhedran <> (Larry Blom - Access Graphics SE)
Steve Elliott <> (Russ Poffenberger) (Pietro Paolo Martucci) (Ted Whitely) (A Service Organization (David Gunter)
hal@proto.UCSD.EDU (Hal Skelly)
Charles <> (Russ Walsh) (Derek Terveer) (Brian Holgate) (John Louie)
jhui@magma.COM (Johnny Hui) (John D Schneider) (David Burwell) (Mark S. Anderson) (Danny Johnson) (James Rae) (LDC - Michele Bellino)
kmah@DCS-Systems.COM (Kevin Mah)

Original question:

>Hi Sun Managers,
>If any of you know how to mount a remote cdrom drive, would you please help me.
>>From the client machine, I would like to be able to access the CDrom drive
>mounted on the server.
>/dev/sr0 417754 417756 0 100% /cdrom
>On the client machine, this is the message I got when entering command:
># mount -r mcm1:/cdrom /cdrom
>mount: access denied for mcm1:/cdrom
>mount: giving up on:
> /cdrom
># mount -rt hsfs mcm1:/cdrom /cdrom
>mount_hsfs: mcm1:/cdrom on /cdrom: No such file or directory
>mount: giving up on:
> /cdrom
>I did modify the exports file on the server to add /cdrom
>What's the right syntax for the mount command?
>Any other file I need to modify? Your help is very appreciated.

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