Seems every mount command for a CD-ROM is slightly different for every distribution and even versions within the same distro. Note the other mounting methods listed under Solutions also.
Here then is how I did it under FreeBSD 5.4.
Firstly it is necessary to know what FreeBSD calls your CD-ROM device. This will be listed in the /dev directory and mine is /dev/acd0.
I have also seen it referred to as /dev/acd0c in the case of a DVD drive. Your will vary. If it doesn't work then try one of the other devices listed or check the 'net..
su-2.05b# cd /dev
su-2.05b# ls -la
dr-xr-xr-x 4 root wheel 512 Mar 26 02:17 .
drwxr-xr-x 20 root wheel 512 Mar 26 01:46 ..
crw-r----- 1 root operator 4, 16 Mar 25 15:16 acd0
crw-r----- 1 root operator 4, 17 Mar 25 15:16 acd0t01
This device must now be associated with a directory, using the mount
command. FreeBSD has a default directory straight off the root directory, called /cdrom
To mount the CD-ROM device to this directory, insert a disc and type the following command..
mount -t cd9660 /dev/acd0 /cdrom
..and that's it. Access the CD/DVD-ROM files from the /cdrom
directory, just like any other directory.
The system will lock the disc in place until it is unmounted again. To unmount the drive, make sure you're not currently logged into the /cdrom
directory and type the following command..
This will release the disc. Done..