I was wondering if there was a workaround/solution to GNOME's inability
to recognise multisession DVDs.
GNOME MPlayer, VLC and GnomeBaker appear to have no problem with them,
but Nautilus doesn't even recognise their presence. Unfortunately this
means that I'm unable to unmount/eject the discs once inserted and have
to reboot, pressing the drive's eject button just before Ubuntu loads if
I'm to have any chance of physically retrieving them!
I had a look around Launchpad, and substituted "auto" for "udf,iso9660"
in fstab as advised
(<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/util-linux/+bug/144242" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/util-linux/+bug/144242">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/util-linux/+bug/144242</a>), but
to no avail.
With a multisession DVD inserted, the output for mount is as follows:
/dev/sdb6 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
/dev/sdb5 on /home type ext3 (rw)
/dev/sda2 on /windows type fuseblk
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc
/dev/sda1 on /dos type vfat (rw,utf8,umask=007,gid=46)
/dev/sda5 on /archive type ext3 (rw)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/vassili/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon
/dev/sr0 on /media/cdrom0 type udf (ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8,user=vassili)
This is presumably an extremely common problem with discs burned and
finalised on stand-alone DVD recorders, so it seems strange to find the
same problem in 9.10 as was occurring in a previous version of Ubuntu
over two years ago.
Thanks in advance,