CD-ROM support question.

Lorenzo M. Catucci (
Sun, 16 Nov 1997 20:35:08 +0100 (CET)

Dear readers,
I'm following the question posed a couple of days ago by some
other one, who asked whether it is possible to have an automounted cd-rom.

I'm aware of at least a good reason to try and implement (I think most
should be user space, but this is the only place I can find this many
knoledged people...)

Now, cd's cannot be written to ==> there is no real need to do an umount
before taking them out of the tray. Still, we need to have them mounted
before reading, and (at least with IDE) they get locked in, and you cannot
eject them before umount. I have a linux box acting as a server for a
small PC based group, and I'd avoid the PC users having o mount/umount
explicitly; what I envision is a solution like using some autofs
extension, like a CD mount point, which gets connected AFTER cd read, and
unconnected asap, but I still haven't understood how could I get it