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In Ubuntu 10.10, when I insert a CD or DVD into my optical drive, the system mounts the CD in a folder called /media/XYZ where XYZ is the disk's label. This has cause problems with Wine, as in order for an application to verify that an application's CD is present, Wine uses a symlinks to point to a mounted CD's folder. In this case, that folder must be /media/XYZ, but when using a different application, the folder would be different. I would like to know if there is a way to create a symlink that will always point to the mounted folder from a given /dev/cdrom* device, or how to force the system to always mount CDs to the same address (i.e. /media/cdrom).

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Tried /etc/fstab yet? For a CD-RW...

sudo mkdir /media/cdrw
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab

Add a line...

/dev/sdc /media/cdrw udf,iso9660 users,noauto,rw 0 0

Save and pop in a CD.

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Looks like that works, thanks! – Michael Curran Feb 1 '11 at 22:10


ln -s /path/to/cd cdrom 

work for you?

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I don't believe he was asking how to create a symlink. The question was really about how to either get the the auto-mount to ignore the disk label, or how to have it automatically update a generic symlink. – Zoredache Jan 31 '11 at 21:54
Zoredache is correct, I'm sorry if I was unclear. – Michael Curran Feb 1 '11 at 3:00

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