[lug] Help mounting a wierd cd-rom

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Sat Aug 30 14:22:10 MDT 2003

Paul E Condon wrote:

> My daughter is visiting over the weekend from the East.
> She brought with her a CD that she burned on her 
> Windows machine. We cannot read it here on my Debian
> or on my wife's Mac. Our daughter says she recorded the
> CD by using file copy in Windows Explorer, and she says
> she can read it on her computer at home. I've tried
> mounting it using auto-mount and specifying vfat or
> ntfs. None of these work. We don't have a functioning
> Windows machine here to see if it can read the CD.
> Is there a specific mounting method that works for
> CDs that were recorded as this one was recorded?

If it was created with WinXP's drag-and-drop stuff, it may be that WinXP 
leaves the CD session "open" until you tell it to close the CD.

Nate Duehr, nate at natetech.com

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