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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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 ...
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Mobile broadband connection is unavailable / USB modem detected as CD

I have almost the same problem as described here: Cannot make mobile broadband connection in Ubuntu 13.04 I've added new broadband connection, but it's still not visible on the list. from what I ...
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DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's. DVD's cannot even be opened as they are not seen by Ubuntu. The ...
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Best CD audio burner

Can you guys tell me a software so i can create CDs for my car? I am currently using elementaryOS but I couldn't get much help from their forums so I came here :P Thanks!
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Problems with installing with disks

So I have a 64 Bit Computer so I downloaded the Ubuntu 64 Bit ISO. Well I have some 700MB CD-R disk. And I do not have a USB that is available to be used. My question is can I break the ISO down to ...
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Blank screen trying to boot from CD for install

I am pretty convinced as to why LINUX flavors will never be mainstream for general consumers. It is because of problems like I am encountering. I download and the installer ISO and made the CD to ...
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Is an Ubuntu CD still available for mail delivery?

Is it still possible to receive via mail a CD copy of Ubuntu to use
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Does Ubuntu store data of external media/drives?

I keep confidential data (docs, spreadsheets, images, etc) on USB sticks or discs. I plug/insert them to access the data when I need, and put them back in a drawer when I'm done. Does Ubuntu store ...
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Can't read any CD or DVD in Ubuntu Gnome?

I can't mount any CD or DVD on Ubuntu Gnome. I tried to run: sudo mount -a but it wasn't successfully. Here is output after sudo lshw -C disk: *-disk description: ATA ...
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Cant install Ubuntu 12.04, select CD-ROM Boot type

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu 12.04 from boot disk on a friends computer. when starting the computer with boot disk the message appears: 1. 2. Select CD-ROM Boot Type: If I ...
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cd rom update issue

I am having a problem with my cd rom not working or getting updates for it I went to the update manager and this is what I read when I went to settings. W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS ...
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Prove programs without installing ubuntu? only running with the cd?

I have a question, I would like to test a program in ubuntu to see if that works better in Windows 7 ("Android SDK"). But I do not want to install ubuntu on the pc, and do not want to use a virtual ...
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my ubuntu 12.10 doesn't work and i can't install another os

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 on a low-end machine. It doesn't work properly, After I log into the system it shows a black screen with a (movable) mouse and I've read here about a case ...
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Install Lubuntu w/o Disc or Flash Drive?

My WinXP desktop was recently blasted with a few bits of malware. I removed the malware but the damage is done, and my OS is finally at its end; it's barely chugging along as it is. So, I'm figuring ...
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which software to use to make a jukebox cd on ubuntu?

I would like to create a jukebox cd that I can play into my car. On Windows, Roxio software is used. A jukebox cd is a cd that has several folders and a supported filesystem type (the cd player of my ...
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Can't boot from usb or cd when installing ubuntu server [duplicate]

My old computer is running ubuntu server 12, after it started to act weird, like not staying on and not letting me ssh to it, I decided to just make fresh install of ubuntu server 14.04. But for some ...
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GRUB problem after creating new partition - not able to boot live-cd

I've created a new NTFS partition under windows - after reebooting I've received the following error: Unknown file system Entering rescue mode Grub rescue > I would've booted one of my ubuntu live ...
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Is there a shortcut for long folder paths in terminal? [duplicate]

I've just started using Ubuntu 14.04 since yesterday so i'm quite a newb as you can imagine. Thing is i was wondering if there is anything out there that helps one shorten the paths to specific files ...
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How do I erase a CD/DVD-R

For some reason, the Basero GUI isn't detecting my CD when I try to use the blanking option there. I tried various terminal commands, none of them worked. If anyone could help me out here, I would ...
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Install ubuntu problem

I m trying to install Ubuntu into my windows xp 32 i have been trying the 2 ways; Cd, flash drive, so far i can't install it. For the Cd it seems like my Cd drive is broken, and when i followed the ...
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Audio CD - Cannot mount. Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)

I am getting the following error when I click on the Audio CD on my launcher - "Audio CD - Cannot mount. Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)" dmesg | grep CD-ROM [ 1.899068] ...
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Could not find a kernel image on LiveCD 14.04 LTS

I downloaded the ISO of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 4 times from 4 different official mirrors and when I use them they all gave me this message, I can not even get to the menu to check the disk. Could not find ...
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Installing from minimal CD

I'm a windows xp user and I'm new to Linux I decided to install Xubuntu on my machine since it's quite old (512 MB ram and 2.66 GHZ P4 processor) My machine doesn't support booting from USB so the ...
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How To Get List Of Files From Audio CD Bash Terminal

I've been using VLC with command line batch files for years to rip audio cds. I just tried writing a similar bash script in Ubuntu 14.04 and was surprised--I can't figure out how to get a list of ...
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cd into directory from folder in desktop gui view?

I'm n00b to ubuntu (and Linux at large). Is there a way to open up a terminal from a folder location in a desktop folder? This functionality would be the same as 'cdto' in osx: ...
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shell script to function on subfolders

I want to write a simple shell script that will go into all the sub-folders in a directory, and organise the files in the sub-folders into new directories. Basically in terminal it would look like: ...
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Failed to mount UDF

I'm on Xubuntu 64 bit 14.04. When I had windows 7, I burnt a CD, it was like 4 months ago, now I need to open that CD in Xubuntu, since I no longer have windows. Solution 1 (didn't work) sudo ...
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Problems mounting CD/DVD

I'm facing issues when using by very first time my CD/DVD drive in Linux. Back when I had Linux, it worked normal, CD/DVD rw, but since I didn't use it much, I just removed it from the laptop (you ...
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do i need to make a bootable cd

I have windows 8, I already choose the option of try and install, and after the computer restarts it doesn't start. I have it mounted on a virtual drive. Do I need to make a bootable cd if I want to ...
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how do i access my dvd rom drive on ubuntu?

I understand that you have to mount your dvd rom or cd rom before using it. I also understand that this has to be done in root in Terminal. i know how to get into root. I dont know the code i have to ...
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“wodim: Permission denied. Cannot open SCSI driver!” how to solve?

When I'm executing a cd writing command cdrecord -v -eject speed=48 dev=/dev/sg1 /tmp/newcd.iso it will output some errors in my log file like, wodim: Permission denied. Cannot open SCSI driver! ...
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how to solve “wodim no such file or directory.cannot open scsi driver” in 12.04LTS

I'm created a shell script to burn a cd, which was running successful in ubuntu terminal, but it not running if I call this script from php and also I found an error in log file like, wodim: No such ...
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how to install zip package from cd on ubuntu server using command line? [closed]

i installed ubuntu server, don't have internet connection but have .zip package on a cd. how do i install it? mounted the cdrom already and can see the application
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Official download 12.04 gives 730MB

Contrary to widespread information DOES NOT FIT ON A CD. Download here was tut.fi. Is there a 700MB version somewhere?
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Can't boot from USB drive [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu and in BIOS there is no boot from USB drive or anything like that. I would boot it from disk, but my laptops CD/DVD reader is broken and it can't read anything. Please ...
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Replace windows with Ubuntu with ISO burned onto disk? [duplicate]

If I install Ubuntu using the installation cd will that replace my Windows 7 OS entirely?
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Is it possible to put multiple Operating Systems on a single CD/DVD (NOT USB) and be able to run them individually?

How do I install like fedora and Ubuntu on the same cd so I don't have to have like 20 cd's for os's?
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Ubuntu and Xubuntu Too big for 1 CD, can you put it on 2 CDs?? How do you do that.

Ubuntu and Xubuntu has gotten too big for just one CD. I prefer to use CD not DVD. Many older machine do not have DVD capability or not USB bootable. So how can I get Ubuntu on several CDs. Is ...
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sudo cannot do cd [duplicate]

I found the strangest thing sudo cd $pwd sudo: cd: command not found I am able to cd as a normal user.It seems that PATH is not set properly for su. How do I fix that?
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How can I get my Macbook Air Superdrive to work? on Ubuntu 13.10

So ive used this sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 It wakes my Drive up but I can't play DVD with it on VLC or "Videos" VLC gives no error (Here is my Terminal log from VLC ...
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how to change directory to a local drive ..in terminal?

i am a new Linux Ubuntu user. I want to save my c++ programs in a local drive. I know how to change directory and mkdir in terminal but i don't know how to switch local drives.
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auto rip CD with morituri (or launch custom script on CD insert)

How can I automaticaly start ripping my CD when I insert a CD. There used to be a custom command option in the settings where you could run a custom command on CD insert. The I could use a bash script ...