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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Local and Remote CD-ROMs

The following sections describe how to access files from local and remote CD-ROM drives.

Mounting a Local CD-ROM

Use the following procedure to mount a CD-ROM from a local drive.

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Insert the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. vold automatically mounts the file system on the CD-ROM at /cdrom/cdlabel, where cdlabel is the label written on the CD. Then vold creates the symbolic link /cdrom/cdrom0, which points to /cdrom/cdlabel. If you have more than one CD drive on a system, each drive gets its own symbolic link: /cdrom/cdrom0, /cdrom/cdrom1, and so on. If File Manager is running, a window displays the contents of the CD-ROM, ...

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