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December 4th, 2011, 03:37 AM
I googled, but I can't solve my problem.

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
UUID=fd53229e-236c-433b-8460-3358d2cba738 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
UUID=538ddaab-ecb4-49e9-ac8e-5d1728a8db08 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

Disk /dev/sda: 80.1 GB, 80060424192 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xae79ae79

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 2550 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 2551 9732 57689415 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2551 5100 20482843+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda6 5101 9732 37206508+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

December 4th, 2011, 04:06 AM
Hi! Are you wanting to mount an ISO file, such as an Ubuntu Live CD or install DVD? If so you can follow this wiki article:


As it shows there you'll want to use the following commands, and if you want to know why you're running each one you can read the article (I highly recommend it).

$ sudo mkdir /media/example
$ sudo mount -o loop file.iso /media/example
$ sudo mount -o rw,loop file.iso /media/example

To Unmount
$ sudo umount /media/example
$ sudo rmdir /media/example

If you're wanting to mount what's in the tray (a physical disc), then you'll want to mount your cd device

$ sudo mount -t iso9660 /dev/YOURDEVICE /media/example

Hope that helps!

(By the way, I'm sure this question has been answered on the forums before. Next time save yourself a bit of time and search first. That way you'll get your answer faster and you'll become familiar with what search terms work for finding answers. Happy answer hunting!)