problem mount cdrom under Ubuntu 14.04

by user281707   Last Updated November 04, 2017 21:02 PM

I have just installed VMWare 10 on my Dell PC, and installed Ubuntu 14.04. Now I am having trouble mount /cdrom. Here's what I have tried:

mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom
mount: no medium found on /dev/sr0

Actually, I do have a cd in the cdrom, and Window 8 was able to read document out of this CD. I need advice on how to resolve this error. I am a newbie here. thanks!

Tags : mount vmware dvd


Answers 4


  • Ubuntu as Guest OS in VMWare on Windows 8 host.
  • Host has access to CDROM, but not guest OS.

    Check VMWare settings... there must be something either locking out - or not enabling - CDROM access for the guest OS.
Hannu
Hannu
July 27, 2014 20:07 PM

From your description it sounds like your drive is not connected to the VM. To connect the drive the follow the steps below. go to vm settings configure how you the cd drive to be connected

If this is not what you're looking for, please add more details to your question.

Ruslan Gerasimov
Ruslan Gerasimov
August 01, 2014 02:35 AM

Install VMware tools using the open-vm-tools package.

apt-get install open-vm-tools

Any other driver install is legacy officially.

IguyKing
IguyKing
December 18, 2014 22:55 PM

I had the same problem on a CentOS 5.11 VM. The VM had the CD-ROM enabled, and also enabled on boot yet I got the "no medium found" error. The fix was to disable the CD-ROM on the VM, click "OK", let the machine reconfigure, then re-enable the CD-ROM, click "OK" again, and let the machine reconfigure again.

I suspect that the OS had "ejected" the CD at some point and this IT Crowd style solution ("Turn it off and back on again") reset that state.

Steve Bonds
Steve Bonds
November 04, 2017 20:22 PM

Related Questions


USB manual mount problem in VMWare

Updated January 30, 2017 14:01 PM

vmware mount shared folder to another place

Updated September 30, 2017 19:02 PM

Enabling shared folders with open-vm-tools

Updated December 11, 2015 08:01 AM

Point ~/Downloads folder in VM to folder on host

Updated June 08, 2017 17:02 PM