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Mount CD in Linux

Postby caltrop » 2018-7-11 @ 22:02

The example in the documentation does NOT work!

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Linux Mint - Ubuntu based
/media/cdrom
   does not exist
/dev/cdrom
   does not work
/media/user
   accesses the mount point, then 'cd <cd name>'
   but this confuses programs expecting stuff in the root directory of the CD
/media/user/<cd-name>
   CD's are mounted in Ubuntu/Mint by CD name, not device
   so everytime a CD is used it has to be mounted by name, NOT device
   if CD name has spaces it has to be quoted

Because each CD has to be mounted individually by name this makes DOSBox a bit cumbersome.
Some of those CD names can be quite long: 1998-06-27-GamesRUs-whatever
requiring: mount d /media/user/1998-06-27-GamesRUs-whatever -t cdrom
then restart DOSBox or mount -u d
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Re: Mount CD in Linux

Postby DosFreak » 2018-7-11 @ 22:19

1. We don't care about "abandonware"
2. Real DOS CD labels didn't have long names
3. Use bin/cue images.
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Re: Mount CD in Linux

Postby catchaserguns » 2018-7-12 @ 00:42

Go find the game on Amazon and buy it then come back to the forum.
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Re: Mount CD in Linux

Postby gdjacobs » 2018-7-12 @ 17:07

Why mount the drive first first? Dosbox handles the raw images just fine be they iso files or bin/cue images. Image the disk and load it using IMGMOUNT.

Of course, if you're getting dodgy game images from sketchy websites, all bets are off.
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