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    CDRom vs CDRom0

    Hi.

    Can someone explain why there is a CDRom and a CDRom0 entry under /media?

    As I have only one CD drive, shouldn't there be only on CD Rom directory?

    Also, the CDRom folder has a link symbol on it.
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    Re: CDRom vs CDRom0

    /media/cdrom0 is the actual mount point of your cd drive

    /media/cdrom is just a link to your "primary" cd mount point (in case you have multiple drives, or mount an ISO image as a cd drive)

    It's safest to use /media/cdrom
    as this will always point to your primary optical drive

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    Post Re: CDRom vs CDRom0

    Thank you amauk. Very well explained.
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