Cannot mount DVD drive [Solved]

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Cannot mount DVD drive [Solved]

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Hi,
I had to rearrange the boot order to read a USB drive with the downloaded ISO of Mint 19.
I put the USB as Option 1, and the DVD drive as Option 2, the HDD as Option 3.
When I try to read a magazine cover DVD of the same distro, nothing happens.
The desktop Computer icon shows the drive as present, with the message "Cannot mount drive"
GParted does not show an sdb drive - should it?
My system is here:

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System:    Host: normh-nspire2 Kernel: 4.4.0-109-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: Novatech (portable) product: W94_95_97JU
           Mobo: Novatech model: W94_95_97JU
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 5.11 date: 01/05/2017
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium 4405U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8448
           clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 499 MHz 2: 499 MHz 3: 499 MHz
           4: 499 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Device 1906 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@59.99hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 510 (Skylake GT1)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-109-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 01:00.1
           IF: enp1s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (3.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050B7 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 13G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.20GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 179 Uptime: 4:28 Memory: 1489.4/3867.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
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Re: Cannot mount DVD drive

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Generally you do not have to change the order in your bios to boot - tap the F12 key on startup the menu should popup and just select the drive you want to boot - that is if your bios is capable of it. Most newer ones are.

These are media DVDs or data DVDs? You typically don't mount media DVDs that contain movies and such. Place the dvd in your drive then open the terminal and use this command

cd-info --dvd

to get more information about the installed DVD media
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Re: Cannot mount DVD drive

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Thank you.
I've sussed out your first point, but when I select the DVD drive that way, nothing happens, which led me to look at the desktop Computer icon.
As I understand it, to run a Live DVD [which is what I'm trying to do], the media is placed in the drive and the computer then rebooted.
When I do this, nothing happens.
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Re: Cannot mount DVD drive

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Panic over, sorry folks.
All is as it should be. Just don't know what [if anything] I did wrong.
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Re: Cannot mount DVD drive

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So everything is Fine now? If so can you mark this as solved
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