[lug] Help mounting a wierd cd-rom

Paul E Condon pecondon at peakpeak.com
Sat Aug 30 15:53:07 MDT 2003

On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 02:22:10PM -0600, Nate Duehr wrote:
> 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.
This suggestion is a very likely correct. Nothing about her memory
of what she did includes a 'close' step, and I recall long ago having
a problem of my own with CDs that were only readable on the computer
on which I burned them. It turned out my problem was excessive write
speed which made the fixating step fail. I'll try a few more things
suggested, but I'm inclined to believe she needs to re-burn the CD 
when she gets home.


Paul E Condon           
pecondon at peakpeak.com    

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