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mount: unknown filesystem type ‘iso9660′

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If you are running Ubuntu jeOS and selected the minimal VMWare installation option you may find that you receive the following error when you attempt to mount a CDROM using the sudo mount /cdrom command from the command line:

mount: unknown filesystem type 'iso9660'

This is because the kernel does not have iso9660 (cdrom filesystem) support built-in. To fix the problem you just need to upgrade your kernel by running the following commands as root from the command line:

aptitude update
aptitude upgrade

then restart your machine by running the following command:

shutdown -r now

Once you’ve restarted you should now find that you can mount CDROM’s by using mount /cdrom command.

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  1. Succinct and to the point!
    For those of you who customize their own kernel, you can use the following steps from your kernel source directory:
    >cd /usr/src/
    >make menuconfig
    File systems –> CD-ROM/DVD Filesystems –> ISO 9660 CDROM file system support (you will notice that it was not enabled, so enable it now)
    exit and save the new configuration, rebuild and update the boot image

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