N/APosted on - 10/18/2014
I am using HP DVD/CD writer with my PC. My HP DVD/CD writer is working fine in windows 7 operating system, but when I tried to use my writer in Ubuntu to read a DVD it is not working and not showing anything from the DVD. As the writer is having no problem, Please suggest some way to use it in Ubuntu also.
HP 8X External multi-format DVD/CD(DVD550s) writer not reading in Linux(Ubuntu).
A DVD drive must be mounted first before it will be able work in Ubuntu. You can mount it from the Terminal or by using the Disk Utility feature. Open Unity Dash (which is the button that has the Ubuntu logo in the left hand side) and you can just type the words Disk Utility and see if your DVD drive appears.
If you want to mount a DVD ROM manually, you have to look in a dir that is called /dev. Type the following in the Terminal:
sudo lsblk -f
This will be called something like dvd, dvdrw or such. Next you need to create a new dir for the DVD drive that you want to mount:
sudo mkdir /mnt/dvdrw
You can mount it in the following way:
sudo mount /dev/dvdrw /mnt/dvdrw