System Administration Guide, Volume 1

How to Load a CD

Insert the CD. Shortly after the light stops flashing (about five to ten seconds), the CD is mounted to /cdrom. To verify that the CD is mounted, perform the task "How to Examine the Contents of a CD".

Note -

Most CDs are formatted to the ISO 9660 standard, which is portable, so most CDs can be mounted by Volume Management. However, as described in Chapter 18, How Volume Management Works (Reference), UFS CDs are not portable between architectures, so they must be used on the architecture for which they were designed. If you are having trouble mounting a CD, particularly if it is an installation CD, make sure its UFS file system is appropriate for your system's architecture (check the label on the CD).