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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Using Brasero with two cd drives

When using Brasero I would like to use both drives. One for the blank media and the other with the media I would like to copy. When I open Brasero it seems to insist that I change media regardless of ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu from DVD [on hold]

I can not boot ubuntu DVD, I skip the "OUT OF RANGE" error there any solution for this? I can install ubuntu from W10?
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Only some Discs [Kubuntu]

My blu-ray discs appear empty in the file manager, and they don't have the proper title? Some regular CD and Dvds have the same issue. Why won't the contents display? Thanks, I appreciate your time. ...
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cd shows incorrect “no such file/directory” message

I'm running a crouton root on a chromebook, and the cd command refuses to work. I've looked at similar problems, and I'm certain that I'm entering the command and arguments properly. But it still ...
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CD tray not responding

I have an issue with my laptop's CD tray : whenever I put a CD inside, it rotates and then stops following the same cycles for like 5 minutes during which none of the CD related commands and tools ...
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Problem mounting old UDF cds

My father passed away last month, and I'm trying to recover some photos from some old cd-r's he left in his office. They appear to have been written using Roxio Easy CD-Creator. It burns both a udf ...
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getting direct to /home/vagrant

I have installed Ubuntu machine on VB via vagrant. The problem is when I login to machine.I have to run cd command twice.e.g cd /home cd /vagrant to access directories rather than cd /home/vagrant ...
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DVD drive keeps ejecting

my dvd-drive keeps ejecting. Laptop: Lenovo T420 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) Additional info: $ dmesg | tail [ 3638.453355] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 91410, async page read [ 3638....
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how to cp a cd/dvd as an image file?

How can I copy the content of a cd or dvd as an image file (such as an iso file0, which can be mounted as a virtual cd or dvd? Prefer command line solutions, and also interested to know gui solution. ...
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Problem with opening cd tray

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400. I have had a problem with my cd tray for two years. Today I pressed the button on the cd tray, and inserted a cd into the cd tray, and then I opened and ...
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DVD drive doesn't work properly in Ubuntu

I ran System Testing app on my system and it didn't seem to work properly and stopped or crashed 2 or 3 times during tests and the last time during the Optical Drive test it took so long and the test ...
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14.04 Not Recognizing files on cd

I have some CD's with data on them that were created in XP. The CD's mount but appear to contain no data. I'm able to play audio CD's that were burned in XP, just not able to access data on CD's. Is ...
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Xubuntu 15.10 mounting data cd as audio cd

I am trying to run a game on my Xubuntu machine. When I put the CD in for the game it recognizes it as an audio CD with a "Track 2.wav" that is the same size as the collective files on the disk. When ...
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How do I cd to CDROM directory

How do I cd to into the inner cdrom (VBOXADDITIONS) directory?
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BIG ISSUE: Mouse and keyboard don't work on boot menu

Whenever I turn on my computer, as usual the keyboard and mouse turn on, but then they turn off on the boot menu and the screen where you select Ubuntu, or it does it for you in like 10 seconds. After ...
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minimal cd install problem 32-bit

I am trying to install xubuntu from the ubuntu minimal cd, but hit a wall when it "loading additional components." This happens at 18 %. I understand that I can install the xubuntu desktop this way, ...
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Is it possible to change the filesystem type of the Compact Disc (CD) in linux using terminal commands?

I have a new Compact Disc (CD) which is sony(rewritable) and its Filesystem type is UDF. Now it is possible to change it to CDFS filesystem using terminal commands or any other software? The reason ...
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Changing a directory with quotes and spaces.[Linux]

I've been trying to change into this directory all day with no such luck. .\ \ \ \ ug1y\ \ \ ..\ \ \ \ ''\ \ "\ \ \ The backslashes are just blanks because I used the ls -ab command. If someone ...
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CD/DVD drive disappeared 14.04LTS

I had been using the CD/DVD drive on my computer just fine for years. Then just out of the blue, for some reason when I insert a dvd nothing is recognized. I have updated, restarted, searched for the ...
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cd - further into history [duplicate]

How could I use something similar to cd -, which goes to the previous directory in history, in order to go back even further in directory history? For instance lets say my history is: (1 being current....
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how to eject cd drive in Ubantu Vostro15 [closed]

Curently my question is regarding Ubantu Vostro laptop. I am unable to eject CD drive in my Ubantu Vostro15. I tried to locate the eject button but was not able to locate any.
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How can I use an ISO of an audio CD?

I have an ISO of an audio CD that was created by someone using OS X. I would like to use this ISO in Ubuntu -- ultimately in order to extract the tracks to sound files. When I attempt to mount the ...
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Amarok and Dragon Player Won't Play CD's or DVD's

In my Dell Latitude D620 with Ubuntu 15.04 will not play CD's or DVD's with Amarok and Dragon Player, respectively. I am a new user.
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Are there any Live CD versions of Ubuntu any more?

Is there a CD version that lets you boot without changing anything on the HD's? Everything I find is to big to fit a 700MB CD. I have an old server that crashed and it only has a CD ROM. I've tried ...
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Create a Bootable Windows Flash Drive in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to take a windows iso, and create a bootable USB stick while in ubuntu? There are loads of ways to do that on windows, but not from any linux-based os. Any information helps! ...
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What does cd — do? I used it and I'm now stuck in a directory :(

I entered cd -- into the terminal, just to see what I'd get... It brought me here: ~ # (I'm root btw). Just wondering where exactly I am - if I enter ls the output is: Desktop ls -a: . ....
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What does the “cd ..” command do? [duplicate]

When I enter cd .. into the terminal, I get this Videos # cd .. home # If I enter it again, I move to the / directory. What exactly is it doing? Is home the same as $HOME? And why do I move into /...
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Bash:cd:No such folder or directory , but it exists

I am new in ubuntu and I am doing a project where i should install the charm crypto library in my android device.In the manual file it says that i should create two folders: $BD and $SCRIPTS. I ...
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Is there a way to get the trailing '/' to appear when using cd with a symbolic link directory?

I'm using the bash shell and use lots of soft links. One minor but annoying behavior I observe is the fact that I need to hit tab twice to complete the name of a soft link to a directory. e.g. $ ...
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Can Ubuntu read/write to CD-RWs and DVD-RWs?

The questions asks all. I searched everywhere but found nothing related to the specific topic. I don't have problems creating a rewritable disk (assuming I already have a disk formatted as such). ...
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ubuntu installed on usb, black screen while booting

i installed ubuntu onto a usb stick but when i boot from it i get the grub screen and after that its just black and the monitors actually turn off with "no single" I installed the usb in the ...
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CD-ROM doesn't always read - how to fix

Disks with music and films play, but not all of them.Disks with Windows aimed software (games and installation programs) don't read at all.
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Cannot mount CDs after update to 15.10

After the update, CDs are not automatically mounted, although DVDs are. The physical drive, however, is recognized: *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: DVDRAM GSA-H42L vendor: HL-...
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Start terminal at particular directory

I always need to go at workspace directory using cd, I got bored with this. I want that terminal should be opened at my workspace directory on start, is there any way to do this? Please suggest.
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How to format a read-only CD

I have a CD that has Ubuntu 15.04 and I want it to have Ubuntu 14.04 because Steam is easier to setup, but if I try to format it (this is the picture of the message I'm getting): I have Ubuntu 14....
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Error Installing a Windows 95 game on wine. 14.04 LTS

I purchased a copy of Sonic 3D Blast for Windows 95 from Goodwill today. Although the disc is flawless and I was able to install and run it on my laptop with Windows 7 without any problems, my ...
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Unable to mount Audio Disk

When I insert a particular (commercial) audio-CD, an album from a small "indie" band, I am told: Unable to mount Audio Disk Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus) This error only ...
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How to check if a CD is inserted in the Cd-Rom

The scenario is: Check if the CD Rom is empty i.e no CD is inserted If CD Rom is not empty then check if the inserted CD is writable i.e check defects If the CD inserted is blank and writable then ...
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How can I enter and also rename folders like ''Human (2012)''?

I am playing with FTP via the command line, and I get two problems. I am not able to rename or enter folders like: dir /home/folder1/Human (2012) I tried: cd ~/folder1/Human\ (2012) Here I ...
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Run python script from a launch file not in the same directory [duplicate]

I would like to run a Python script by double-clicking a launch file, but the script is not in the same folder as the launch file. The information is going to be recorded in a CD (kind of ...
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How to eject CD using the terminal? [duplicate]

I recently found a question on superuser regarding ejecting a CD using the Windows command line. How can I do this using Linux terminal?
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changing directory in bash script file [duplicate]

I've spent to much time in the DOS world where cd.. (no space) works. I tried to do the same in ubuntu by defining a bash file in /usr/local /bin called "cl.." its body is #!/bin/bash cd .. I ...
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Can' t mount CD or DVD

I' m trying to burn a simple mp3 data CD but I can' t get k3b/brasero/xfburn to work. Basically K3b says 'Please insert an empty or appendable medium', like if there wasn' t a CD in the DVD recorder. ...
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Having a problem with CD/DVD display

I have an HP laptop and I decided to watch an ultrasound of my kid on the computer but when I click on the disc to search for the videos, nothing shows up like if the disc was empty, I know that the ...
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How to add CD/DVD to boot sequence

I have a macbook pro that dual boots Ubuntu and OS X. When I enter grub on ubuntu with a bootable CD inserted, I don't get an option to load from the CD drive. How can I allow Ubuntu to start to boot ...
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Xubuntu, VLC Media Player overwrites

When my VLC Media Player rips a audio-CD it rips the first track. Then it asks whether I want to "overwrite" or "keep" the existing file. If I enter overwrite it rips the second song but stores it ...
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Cannot play (or rip) Audio CD (but DVD and Data play)

Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) I cannot play (or rip) Audio CDs. I can play and read DVDs and data CDs / DVDs. When I try to play an audio CD in VLC I get the following error: Your input can't be opened: ...
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How can I cd to a directory without writing its name?

Sometimes it’s annoying to access a directory with the folder name. Say I have a directory named a b c d. Apart from using Tab, is there any way to access the folder without typing the name of the ...
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Get a free LIVE CD. (ShipIt)

I do not find the ShipIt on the site. You can pass me the link? (Ubuntu CD with free shipping) It arrives in Brazil? Thanks.
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My PC doesn't detect CDs/DVDs

I have long back, when using Windows, deleted the CD ROM driver. Was that a bad thing? Now my only and primary OS is Ubuntu. How can I run CDs and DVDs in Ubuntu? Please help.