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I'm using DOSBox 0.74, which works properly and can successfully mount a "c" drive. However, I don't know how to mount a dvd drive. I'm trying to install Star Control 3 from a disk so that I can play it with DOSBox, but I can't mount the "d" drive. I've tried mount d /media/cdrom0 -t cdrom which claimed would work. I've looked at but I didn't understand what exactly it was saying.

So I guess what I'm really asking is does anyone know what commands to use to mount a CD/DVD using DOSBox in Ubuntu 12.04?

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Is your CD/DVD drive mounted at /media/cdrom0 in your "outer" Ubuntu system? I've only used CDs in DOSBox on an OSX host (my Ubuntu system has no CD/DVD drive), but my leftover config files all have normal folder paths in the mount commands rather than devices. Since that tutorial is almost 6 years old, it's possible that the mount point convention has changed. – Paul Jun 7 '13 at 0:19
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Check that you really have the CD/DVD mounted on that location, as usually the CD label is used instead, then run:

mount d /media/LABEL -t cdrom -label LABEL -ioctl -usecd 0

Just replace LABEL with whatever you have. Tested it on Dosbox 0.74 on Ubuntu 12.04.

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When I type mount d /media/STARCON3 -t cdrom -label STARCON3 -ioctl -usecd 0 I get the same "Directory /media/STARCON3 doesn't exist" Am I still missing something? – 5donuts Jun 8 '13 at 0:59
That is all. Worked for me. It is case sensitive. You could try adding an extra slash /media/STARCON3/ or quotes "/media/STARCON3/" – Osolong Jun 8 '13 at 1:43
I've tried mount d /media/STARCON3/ -t cdrom -label STARCON3 -ioctl -usecd 0 and mount d "/media/STARCON3/" -t cdrom -label STARCON3 -ioctl -usecd 0 and mount d /media/STARCON3/ as well as mount d "/media/STARCON3/" and I still get the Directory /media/STARCON3/ doesn't exist.` I'm thinking now that perhaps I don't have the correct name for my DVD drive, is there any way to check that? – 5donuts Jun 8 '13 at 14:32
Type mount and you should see where it mounted your CD. Sometimes it is mounted on /media/user/label/. If is not present, try mounting it manually or check the following posts. Cannot mount DVD/CD How to find mount point – Osolong Jun 10 '13 at 13:23
looking at the output of mount in the terminal gave me exactly what I needed, thanks! – 5donuts Jun 12 '13 at 17:22

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