Device mounting through Windows Services for Linux

 

One of my concerns with moving to Windows from a 20-year stretch of only using Linux at home is whether I would continue to access removable media on the Ubuntu VM.

All that’s required is to create an appropriate mount point and use the drvfs device typeusing,

$ sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom
$ sudo mount -t drvfs E: /mnt/cdrom

The contents of the cdrom are now available in the VM under /mnt/cdrom.

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