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.
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.

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

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