Ubuntu – Why does /cdrom folder exist? Shouldn’t it be /media/cdrom or /mnt/cdrom


Can somebody explain the logic behind Ubuntu's cdrom folder in root? (/cdrom)

I recall it used to be /media/cdrom or /mnt/cdrom before (in different distros perhaps)?


Best Answer

While /mnt/ and /media/ are common places to mount devices, the device location can be just about anywhere. /cdrom/ was probably chosen for either brevity or legacy support.