Last Updated: Saturday, 15 February 2014 21:36
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.