Mounting Disks on IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-Bit)

On most IBM AIX systems, the disk mounts automatically when you insert it into the disk drive. If the disk does not mount automatically, then follow these steps to mount it.

  1. Switch the user to root:
    $ sudo - root
  2. If necessary, unmount the currently mounted disc, then remove it from the drive:
    # umount /dvd
    In this example, /dvd is the mount point directory for the disc drive.
  3. Insert the appropriate disc into the disc drive, then mount it:
    # /usr/sbin/mount -rv cdrfs /dev/cd0 /dvd
    In this example, /dev/cd0 is the device name of the disc drive and /dvd is the mount point directory.