Mounting a cdrom in pfsense

  • Pardon me if this has been answered elsewhere on the forums.

    How do I mount a cdrom in pfsense, I am trying to install vmware-tools from the cd not the opensource ones and I cannot figure out for the life of me how to make the cdrom show up. I fine with windows but freeBSD is whole other beast.

    Thank you for anyone's time in advance.

  • Go to a shell.
    Make a directory to mount the CD at:
    mkdir /tmp/cdrom
    Mount the CD:
    mount_cd9660 /dev/acd0 /tmp/cdrom
    CD is now mounted at /tmp/cdrom
    When finished unmount:
    umount /tmp/cdrom

    Note: If your cdrom device is not acd0, check the bootup messages for the proper device.

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