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How can i check which cd drives are attched to computer and is ubuntu detecting them or not

i have seen that there were few drives which werenot showing on the computer but when i mouted them then it shows

but i used gparted to see their /dev/sda1 address.

but how can i check the cd drives so that i can mount them

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The presence of /dev/sr* will tell you optical drives were found. Check /sys/class/block/sr*/device/model to find out which device is which drive name.

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