Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mount CD Rom/DVD Rom for installing Oracle Database

Most of the linux distros these days automount their CDs with the noexec switch set. In other word no-one apart from root is allowed to execute programs from the mounted media.

To work around this login as root and unmount cdrom using this command

umount /dev/cdrom

then remount it with this command

mount -o loop /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom