How can I mount a DVD for all user in a group in my system?

When I mount a cd/dvd using the command

sudo mount -t iso9660 -o ro,uid=[uid],gid=[gid] /dev/sr0 /media/DVD

and try ls -al, it gives

drwx------. 7 [user] [group] 6144 Sep 23 20:14 DVD

And I cannot cd into /media/DVD using a different user but whose group is [gid]

I have tried,

sudo mount -t iso9660 -o ro,gid=[gid] /dev/sr0 /media/DVD
sudo mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /media/DVD
sudo mount -t iso9660 -o ro,gid=[gid],mode=0440 /dev/sr0 /media/DVD

Nothing works, Also a bit curious, if I don't give


the [user] in the ls -l result

drwx------. 7 [user] [group] 6144 Sep 23 20:14 DVD

is the currently logged in user who executed the command although all my commands is run using sudo and therefore I thought should be root. All other mount like drives and directory rebind is ok.

I didn't change any udev rule but my sudoer file was updated with the following


My requirement is multiple user logs in to the system and might need access to the same DVD drive in read-only mode. One person sitting at the machine mount (not necessarily as long as the command can be executed from remote, if the media is inserted) and the others who logged in remotely uses file by going to /media/DVD. Since it is read only they can keep the file open. Also access to DVD can be simultaneous.

  • Why don't you just fix the permissions of the mount point? – Michael Hampton Nov 3 '15 at 18:16
  • chmod on /media/DVD does not change anything although no error are reported – user3575971 Nov 4 '15 at 5:19

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