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When I'm trying to read DVDs (burned in Vista) in my Ubuntu Jaunty, it throws an alert

Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume 'UDF Volume'.

I've installed packages libudf0 and udftools but it doesn't help.
There is a related thread in ubuntuformus, but there I couldn't find general solution.
And there is an article about patching kernel to mount UDF partitions and but there were some kernel version restrictions and my kernel is 2.6.28-15-generic.

How can I change 'mount options' for UDF or make my os support it ?
Any help appreciated

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UDF support should be built in; you can try mounting it on the commandline and checking for errors there or by running the "dmesg" command.

sudo mount -t udf -o ro /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Unfortunately, that probably won't solve the problem. Root cause of the thread you linked to is this bug. The short version: your disc was burned with LiveFS, a Microsoft implementation of UDF 2.5 that isn't supported yet.

Workarounds for discs that you can't burn again in Vista:

  • mount on a Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OSX computer and copy to your Linux system over a network.

  • mount on a Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OSX computer and copy to a USB drive.

  • make a WinXP/Vista/7 virtual machine, give it access to your CD drive, and copy the data from the VM to your Linux host.

If you can, burn the disc again using ImgBurn or other software that allows you to set the UDF version manually. You need to set UDF to 2.01 or lower.

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That's why I love Microsoft :) Thanks, dude. –  Mushex Antaranian Oct 8 '09 at 0:42

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