I am using Linux V0.99.15, and I recompiled the kernel a little while
ago with support for my recently acquired Sony CD-ROM drive (model CDU31A
I think - whatever the model number is for the internal double-speed drive).
Anyway, when booting up the system appears to recognize it, initialize it
properly, and recognize it and the interface (a SB-compatible sound card)
correctly as well as the drive's features (double-speed, earphone jack,
tray loading, etc.). The drive works fine under DOS, so there's nothing
wrong with it at all.
My question is: How do I mount a CD-ROM file system? I have no CD-ROMs
that are directly usable by Linux, but suppose I happen to be in Linux and
I need to check something on a CD-ROM that has DOS programs on it? Also, is
there any way to play audio CD's through the speakers while in Linux? I have
no regular audio CD player as I only have an old boom box with a tape player;
so this CD-ROM drive has to serve as my CD player until I get one. I have the
CDPLAY.EXE program from Sony that came with drive, but obviously that won't
work with Linux.
Any help would be greatly apprecated.