Unable to mount external USB CD player


I’m sure this is something easy but I can’t find a way to mount a USB CD/DVD player.

I do see it in dmesg

[ 2741.421606] usb 3-4: new high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
[ 2741.567800] usb 3-4: New USB device found, idVendor=13fd, idProduct=1040, bcdDevice= 1.06
[ 2741.567805] usb 3-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 2741.567806] usb 3-4: Product: DVD+-RW AD-5560A
[ 2741.567807] usb 3-4: Manufacturer: Initio
[ 2741.567808] usb 3-4: SerialNumber: 0000000000000000W
[ 2741.580161] usb-storage 3-4:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[ 2741.580271] scsi host6: usb-storage 3-4:1.0
[ 2741.580327] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[ 2764.868210] usb 3-4: reset high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd

But not in the output of sudo fdisk -l

I’ve added myself to the optical group and logout, but same thing.
From what I understand the drive should be in /dev/srx and then I can mount it.

Any idea what I am missing?

What does lsblk -f show?


NAME        FSTYPE FSVER LABEL     UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINTS

For what I know, you won’t mount the player itself. Put a disk in and it should show up in your file manager.

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This is the output of lsblk -f
I only see my ssd and hdd

NAME        FSTYPE FSVER LABEL   UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINTS
└─sda1      ext4   1.0   hdd2    9082c090-887d-4c3c-9f2d-1af0b3834437    1,2T    50% /run/media/USERNAME/hdd2
└─sdb1      ext4   1.0   storage 1583cdfe-9c0d-433d-aaee-788bbf3287b5  321,2G    28% /run/media/USERNAME/storage
└─sdc1      ext4   1.0   hdd1    38aae906-96b8-4bb5-be70-e2467d6da508    1,2T    51% /run/media/USERNAME/hdd1
└─sdd1      ext4   1.0   audio   2ee47103-0d43-457c-b5de-6e5fc549268f  562,9G    31% /run/media/USERNAME/audio
├─nvme1n1p1 vfat   FAT32         14C1-6FD7                             221,5M    26% /efi
└─nvme1n1p2 btrfs                6e4cd575-db6f-457f-bf02-cae03d87c236                /var/lib/docker/btrfs
└─nvme0n1p1 ext4   1.0   gaming  54036f7c-c28b-427a-aeab-9d56d2143866  538,7G    66% /run/media/USERNAME/gaming

I’ve just replaced my user name :slight_smile:

edit: a CD is already in the player, I forgot to mention it.

It looks as if your (15 yr old) device isn’t compatible with Linux, sadly:

The database would show, if any Linux had it working yet, I believe. Status is always “detected” only, just like your system does.


I see, thanks for the link. I can still return the drive so it’s fine.
And useful site to pick my next one :slight_smile:


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