I'm getting this information from the Unix man page and my own Linux system. I don't know anything about hp-ux so hopefully this applies.
When I do a
ls -al /dev on my linux system, I get various devices named dvd, cdrom, and scd0 which are all symbolic links to sr0. You might have something similar.
I am able to mount cdrom's with a line like this:
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /cdrom
where /cdrom is a pre-created directory for mounting cds. You might have some directories under /mnt that you can use. I can replace /dev/cdrom with /dev/dvd or /dev/sr0... it all goes to the same place.
Mount is usually smart enough to figure out what file-system type it is trying to mount so you can usually get away with a line like this:
mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
Where you only need to specify the device you'd like to mount and the location or directory you'd like to mount it to.
These command would need to be run as root. If you have an entry in /etc/fstab or /etc/mmtab for the cdrom... then you can mount it with something like
where the mount point is predefined. Here is a snippet from the Unix man page:
The file /etc/fstab (see fstab(5)), may contain lines describing what
devices are usually mounted where, using which options. This file is
used in three ways:
(i) The command
mount -a [-t type] [-O optlist]
(usually given in a bootscript) causes all file systems mentioned in
fstab (of the proper type and/or having or not having the proper
options) to be mounted as indicated, except for those whose line con-
tains the noauto keyword. Adding the -F option will make mount fork, so
that the filesystems are mounted simultaneously.
(ii) When mounting a file system mentioned in fstab, it suffices to
give only the device, or only the mount point.
(iii) Normally, only the superuser can mount file systems. However,
when fstab contains the user option on a line, anybody can mount the
Thus, given a line
/dev/cdrom /cd iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide
any user can mount the iso9660 file system found on his CDROM using the