Compact discs (CDs) are a form of removable media that has been integral to the computer world for over two decades. CDs have the ability to store data and most computers today have an optical drive for reading and writing data to a CD.

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cd /mirror freezes

I am trying to create an MPI cluster, following the Setting Up an MPICH2 Cluster in Ubuntu tutorial. I am actually trying to find an answer to my question ssh-keeps-asking-for-a-password. The ...
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Unable to boot CD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and uninstalled Windows some time ago; However, i want to re-install Windows again and burned a copy to a CD (DVD+R) using write to disc pop-up right-click menu on the ...
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Rhythmbox Extract Speed

How can you specify the extract speed in Rhythmbox 3.1? I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 64bit and Rhythmbox's extract speed is really slow ripping a music CD. How do you speed that up? Thanks
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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Where I can buy a CD for Linux Installation? [duplicate]

I would like to know where I can buy a CD/DVD for Linux installation on my old computer. Because recently, twice, from eBay I bought a Linux CD installation, but it did not work. While being installed ...
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How to download game on linux ubuntu from a CD

So I have a Bookworm Adventures CD and earlier today when I put it in, all I get are files. Nothing to install. Nothing to even play. I've been searching for hours please help.
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Ubuntu and VLC can't read disk

I have a CD with a movie I want to watch, but neither can I open the CD in Ubuntu, nor can I open it with VLC. I'm on a laptop, running 14.04. I have tried running the CD on another laptop running ...
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Capturing Metadata off Music CD during file transfer

When I transfer.wav files off a music CD to my /Music folder on my hard drive the metadata (song/artist information) is not present. I can look at the music CD with, say, Rhythmbox and see the ...
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How to burn an audio master cd?

What I do: I record and mix audio using Ardour or Harrison Mixbus. Most of the time now, I don't need to create an master audio cd: bands ans artists are happy enough with audio files. Providing them ...
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The latest LUBUNTU image will not fit on a CD. What files can be deleted to make it fit?

I am trying to get lubuntu on to an older dell laptop that will not boot from usb. The computer is only equipped with a cd drive. The CD image is 705 mb. Real cute. that makes it not a cd image as ...
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How to use CD in way similar to a usb like you can Windows

I'm currently using Lubuntu but this seems to happen in other Distros as well. I can't copy files onto a CD without burning it, however in Windows you can use a CD in a similar way to USB where you ...
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What do I do if boot from CD is not appearing in BIOS?

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu on my Asus laptop with Windows 8.1 and I can't find an option to boot from CD. I can try creating a new boot option but I have no idea how to do that. I've booted from ...
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How to read/rip audio tracks from a malformed CD?

On Ubuntu 10.04, Linux 2.6.32-70-generic #137-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 GNU/Linux I successfully read and write CDs (DVD drive), including playing and ripping audio CDs. However some audio CDs don't play and ...
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CD player problem

I installed XUbuntu 14.10 (dual boot with Windows 7). When I tried to insert a CD, it didn't work (it works fine in Windows, though). sudo lshw *-scsi:1 physical id: 2 logical name: ...
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How to submit CDDB entry?

I usually use Asunder to rip CDs for personal usage, and most of the times the CDDB database retrieves the correct tags for my disc. Sometimes however I stumble upon CDs that are either missing from ...
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Clementine downloads wrong album info for CD

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I am a big fan of the Clementine music player. The problem I have though is when playing CDs. The track names that display are all (incorrectly) in alphabetical order, ...
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Replace Windows XP with linux (preferably Ubuntu)

I have an OLD Dell Inspiron laptop with a 1.60GHz Pentium, 500MB RAM and a 75GB hard drive. It has a CD read and write drive (will it even play an 800MB CD?), it does NOT have a DVD drive, it has 2 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS not recognizing second optical drive

I'm having problems with my desktop machine, I just recently installed Ubuntu on it and have been working on creating a machine for ripping CDDA using EAC. My machine currently has a Optiarc DVD-RW ...
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How to diagnose computer restarting when brasero or xfburn finish burning iso to cd?

My computer restarts suddenly when burning iso's (whatever the plural of iso is). I tried three different isos, just because I'm paranoid and was burning rootkit tools to check a windows machine, and ...
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CD with autorun.exe file

Is there any way to make work a CD for windows (which contains a file autorun.exe)? This CD should be use by a 5 year kid (educational), so I need something quite easy.
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Is there a latest version of Ubuntu less than 700MB?

I want to install the lastest version of ubuntu (14.04) on my old windows PC but it only has a CD-ROM drive, and the BIOS is not letting me install from much else, so I want to find a ISO that is less ...
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Are there any alternative ways to install Ubuntu other than CD and USB? (Without WUBI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Windows 7 computer. But my only USB stick is currently at school and I am on holiday break until next week. I can't use a DVD because I don't have one ...
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After Ubuntu update Unable to install program from cd-rom using Wine

running Ubuntu 14.04. A few months ago I installed a windows program from a cd-rom using Wine. Program worked fine. Now I wish to update the same windows program using an updated cd-rom. Just prior ...
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How do we move a working directory to a different location?

I am trying to move the files of my already installed Ipython to a new destination folder. I have used the following command and I get the error, can someone help: ...
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Cant rip CD in Rhythmbox

I'm trying to rip a CD in Ogg format, however it tells me that I'm missing: GStreamer element audioresample It tries to download it but fails, does anybody know how to get this missing piece of ...
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Boot Options Live CD HDD [duplicate]

How can I boot Live CDs(Knoppix) with read only access to HDD. I booted Ubuntu Live CD and it used not only the CD, but also HDD as swap. I can turn swap off, but it is a rescue CD and I want to boot ...
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Run sudo command within directory

Possible solutions could be: Starting interactive session. sudo -s <<< "cd dir ; command" or sudo /bin/bash -c "cd dir ; command" But I don't have /bin/bash /bin/sh /bin/su or other ...
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How to alter the diameter of the centre when Print To CD Epson R300

I was happy to find installing my Epson Stylus Photo R300 a relatively easy affair on my newly installed Ubuntu 14 (once I'd remembered to actually plug in the USB cable that is :-) I was even more ...
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Can I install Ubuntu without a CD or a usb drive? [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu without a CD and a USB drive. I have a windows 8 laptop and I tried before but when I go to choose Ubuntu it just crashed any help?
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Open directory from ls result

I have a problem, I would like to pipe ls and cd together. I create shell pipe like: cesta = ls -lat | awk 'NR==2 {print $8"/"}' cd $cesta But it doesn't work. Could you help me. And I didn't ...
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After upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 automount cd/dvd not working with error

I had Ubuntu 12.04 386 for years in my virtualbox working fine. Yesterday I did the upgrade to 14.04. Everything is working fine except now the automount of CD/DVD is not working, ending up with this ...
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How do I create an installation CD in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I keep seeing information on installing ubuntu from a live CD, but can't find any info on how to create the "live CD". Is that information posted anywhere, or can you tell me how to do it. I've ...
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Why ssh shows Desktop folder as a file?

I am using ssh to accessing a server and I could use scp to copy some files to server Desktop by: scp T.tar.gz username@serverIP:/home/username/Desktop but now I cannot access to server Desktop ...
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How to rescue a CD with Ubuntu?

I have a CD that someone made for me that I'm trying to figure what is wrong with it. The CD played once on a CD player in a car and now wouldn't play or get recognized on a computer again. I've also ...
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What's the fastest way to extract just one channel (left or right) from an audio CD?

I've got an audio CD, obviously it's stereo. I want to get monoaural mp3's or wav's with just the left (or right) channel of every cd track. What's the fastest and easiest way to do it?
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UBUNTU 14.04 Could not retrieve the required installation files

I am trying to launch Ubuntu 14.04 from CD and I get the message: Could not retrieve the required installation files Where is the problem ??
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How can I automount cd in Ubuntu 14.04?

The problem is that my music CDs, and also try with virgin-CDs, do not mount automatically when I insert them. I have to mount them from nautilus and after that I'm ready to listen to it in rhythmbox. ...
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Computer crashes when trying to boot ubuntu from cd on mac

I'm having a problem getting Ubuntu to start from a disc on my 2009 Macbook pro. When I boot up from the disc, I get to the initial menu with the options: "Try ubuntu without installing", "Install ...
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Installing Ubuntu from flash drive but error says it can't find the CD-ROM

First, I've never tried installing any flavor of Linux before, so bear with me. I created a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer. I ran the Ubuntu installer, but it quickly errors out ...
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How to install 'cdfs' kernel module?

I am unable copy files from 'mpegav' within video CDs in my Ubuntu 14.04. After a extended search now I understand I need to mount the cd using 'cdfs': sudo mount -t cdfs -o ro /dev/sr0 ...
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Unable to open Windows 8 partition

Some days ago my windows 8.1 stopped working. The only thing I was able/forced to access was that problem-solving menu of windows offering me options to do a full wipe or restore some recovery files. ...
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Reformat a freebie USB stick that thinks it is a CDROM

I received a USB pen drive at a conference recently, containing presentations and the like. I would like to reformat it for personal use, but every computer I put it in sees it as if it were a CD-ROM. ...
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Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying files from CD to USB?

My machine has 18GB of main memory. When copying files from a mounted CD to a mounted USB drive there is a lot of HDD activity. Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying from CD to USB? I assume ...
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How can I write a single file to a CD and use the remaining space as paranoid levels of error correction

I have a situation where I wish to have someone hold a CD for me. This CD will have a 35 page PDF on it and nothing else. As the CD might be moved about a lot and could get damaged I was thinking ...
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Not empty CDs are detected as blank!

When I insert some data CDs in my CD/DVD drive, it is detected as blank. But they are not. They are detected properly in my desktop computer which uses MS Windows 7. How I could work around the ...
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Working CDs / DVDs does not work on my ubuntu 14.04!

I just noticed that if I insert a DVD, the drive will start spinning but it will not show the mounted disc. If insert a CD, it is mounted, but in some cases it says it is EMPTY CD, but it is not! For ...
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Thinkpad T20 not booting from 14.04.1 32-Bit CD

A have download and burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 32-bit to a disc to install on my IBM ThinkPad T20, but it wont boot. It just sits there at a black screen with a blinking cursor(can't type anything either). ...
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CD tray won't open after accidentally stopping Brasero CD burn

My laptop is an HP Pavilion g6, running Xubuntu 14.04. I was burning a CD, but accidentally pressed the spacebar. Brasero immediately stopped burning, now I can't open the CD tray anymore. I've tried ...
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Hello all. Can I install from an external cd player

I am completely new to Ubuntu, and want to check it out, so I decided to install it momentarily along windows 7, on my Acer Extensa 5635z. At first, I though of trying the windows installer and ...
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How to run installation CD for second monitor?

I am running ubuntu 14 off of a live USB. I have a second monitor that I would like to use while using ubuntu. It has an installation cd that you have to install before using, and when I click on ...