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Unable to mount Audio Disc

I've lost use of my cdrom player in Ubuntu 10.10. The message is "Unable to mount Audio Disc Location is unmountable". How can I correct this?

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marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi May 25 '11 at 16:05

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Could you add more detail, such as if the drive was working before, if normal CD's work, etc? –  RolandiXor Jan 15 '11 at 3:56
    
Also try cleaning the disc. –  user7182 Jan 15 '11 at 4:32
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Could you post the output of ls -la /media/cdrom and mount? –  Lekensteyn Jan 15 '11 at 11:03

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You usually don't mount audio discs. If you want to play one, use a media player. You should also be able to use whatever default ripping program you have. Pure audio discs don't have a file system that the standard linux drivers can mount. Instead, linux has drivers that allow other programs to access it as a special audio-cdrom device.

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This is an error that comes up when you insert an audio CD. Semantic dithering over the term "mount" isn't helpful unless you're going to dig into the problem further -- eg. explain why Ubuntu might be trying to "mount" an audio CD when it should be doing something else with it. –  Amanda May 25 '11 at 13:56
    
@Amanda The user got a mount error. It isn't "semantic dithering" to explain the mount error. Furthermore, it isn't clear who is mounting the disc, Ubuntu or the user. I assumed the user had. I assumed Ubuntu would know better than to try unless forced by the user. John never came back to clarify his situation, and I wasn't aware until 18 hours ago that a similar question (with substantially more detail) had been asked and answered. Downvote the badly formed question, not my earnest, useful answer. –  djeikyb May 26 '11 at 11:18