Using PCLOS 2010 KDE
Since moving to PCLOS I have not bothered with DVD-RAM (consider it a PITA), so a couple of trials to see what works.
As far as I can tell you will need a mount point. Tried mounting to /media/cdrom and it was no go.
So make a /mnt/dvd mount point.
Now for the strange bit, I started off by putting an entry into fstab along the lines of
# Entry for DVD-RAM
/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd auto noauto,user,exec,rw 0 0
and it mounted using kwikdisk with a read-only notice. A bit further on and I tried it without the fstab entry and it still mounts (read-only). Don't know why it works without the fstab entry.
I see there is also a /dev/dvdrw - maybe I will experiment with that.
Next thing the read-only. Seem to remember the same problem with Mepis. No real solution, to write to it I have to use a 'root' filemanager, not a big problem but a definite nuisance.
The DVD-RAM disks, from my Samsung DVD recorder definitely read-only. For data, dvd+rw-tools are in the repo and probably already installed as k3b etc use them. To format a DVD-RAM this works, albeit slowly.
[rich@localhost ~]$ dvd+rw-format -force=full /dev/dvd
* BD/DVD±RW/-RAM format utility by <email@example.com
>, version 7.1.
* 4.6GB DVD-RAM media detected.
* formatting 100.0/
I also have some DVD-RAM formatted FAT32, read only, probably do need an fstab entry for this.
maybe get you started.