In a previous FAQ, I showed how to mount a DVD-RAM drive. Well, you must first prepare the disk for mounting, and put a filesystem on it. To do this, download the udftools from Sourceforge or use the YUM RPM installer on Fedora to install the latest version out there.
Once the software is installed, its a single command to prepare the drive and new media:
[root@localhost ~]# mkudffs --media-type=dvdram /dev/sr0 start=0, blocks=16, type=RESERVED start=16, blocks=3, type=VRS start=19, blocks=237, type=USPACE start=256, blocks=1, type=ANCHOR start=257, blocks=16, type=PVDS start=273, blocks=1, type=LVID start=274, blocks=2236173, type=PSPACE start=2236447, blocks=1, type=ANCHOR start=2236448, blocks=239, type=USPACE start=2236687, blocks=16, type=RVDS start=2236703, blocks=1, type=ANCHOR
Once the new drive is prepared with the partition, it is now mountable. If you run fdisk on the device such as /dev/sr0, you should see that there is a single Extended partition. In my case, it created /dev/sr0p1. The mount command worked flawlessly after that sequence.