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I am using Ubuntu Oneiric. I tried inserting a CD-ROM containig some files of mine into my laptop but it was neither detected nor auto-mounted. I can assure that my CD is fine since it works on the other OS (Windows-7) on my laptop. How can I view the contents of the CD and access my files?

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If you need to find the CD/DVD drives available on your Ubuntu system, please use wodim --devices, but first check if your cdrom is plugged in or not. The following information is a sample output of wodim --devices:

wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) :
 0  dev='/dev/sg1'  rwrw-- : 'TSSTcorp' 'CDDVDW SH-S223F'

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