Re: Why would a valid DVD show zero files on Linux?

Bryce Nesbitt (
Mon, 31 Dec 2001 09:21:24 -0500

Alan Cox wrote:
> > Does anyone want the first few K of this DVD to see why the autodetection
> > is not working better? Do you want me to upgrade past Kernel 2.4.2-2 first?
> > Is RedHat 7.2's kernel good enough?
> The autodetection is working. Your DVD has a UDF file system on it and a
> blank iso9660 one.

Understood. However, why can't that combination "just work"? Changing
/etc/fstab every time I switch between sticking in a CD-ROM and DVD-ROM is not cool.
Certainly that "other operating system" does not make me do that.

A disk with a blank iso9660 plus a full UDF ought to automatically mount UDF, no?
How hard would that be to detect?


PS: I manually mount anyway, and only have two DVD-ROMs, so it's not such a
big deal for me. But as DVD rom becomes more popular it could get inconvienent.
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