David Kelly wrote:
On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 01:54:37PM -0400, Sean wrote:
I just added a DVD burner to my system and am trying to figure out how to setup the fstab.

The device is showing up on acd1 but what file system type should be specified?

This is typical of what sysinstall writes if a CD/DVD is found during

/dev/acd0 /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto 0 0
The line isn't necessary, but it makes mounting optical media as simple
as "sudo mount /cdrom" and "sudo umount /cdrom" assuming your filesystem
is ISO-9660.

FreeBSD CD/DVD support isn't as "user friendly" as Irix or MacOS. Maybe
someone would like to create an Irix-like mediad to monitor the
attaching and removing of media, and to act appropriately on those
events? Haven't looked lately but possibly KDE and/or Gnome does this?

The Irix mediad daemon I so fondly remember launched appropriate
non-kernel userspace helpers as filesystem drivers. At least in the past
it was too easy to create a corrupt 9660 disc which panics the 9660
kernel driver. A crashed user process isn't as critical. And its not as
if any significant performance increase can be had with the code in the

And then while I'm wishful thinking, a mediad should control whether the
new disk (media) is to be privately mounted (say, in someone's
${HOME}/mount/), or publicly for everyone, added to webserver space,
NFS, and/or SMB exports.

Thanks, that is what I had done, but was wondering if I had to do anything different for a DVD.

I recall that a region code also has to be set?

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