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 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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Ubuntu server 14.04 cant read dvds,cds

I'm having trouble reading any cds or dvds. Eject command works and the drive will spin but the media/cdrom file is always empty after trying multiple data dvds. I also wanted to try and reinstall ...
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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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How do I get movies to work in my dual CD/DVD computer?

I have an older Dell Optiplex GX620. It has an IDE CD drive and an IDE DVD drive. I cannot seem to get Ubuntu 14.04 to allow movies to play. I've tried installing libdvdcss2 as well as the ...
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Software that optimally fills a CD? (Best fit)

I'm looking for software that takes a group of folders and tries to assign them to a CD with the least amount of wasted space. Ideally, the software should: Let me specify a custom size for the ...
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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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Why is Ubuntu failing to recognise folders on cds?

I'm completely new to Ubuntu, but thought I'd give it a go to try and do something different than Mic****ft, I'm running 14.04 on an old AMD Athlon LE-1640, with 3GB RAM on this PC I am only running ...
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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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Running ubuntu and win7 on the same system

So I have previously used ubuntu on a VM, and was wanting to install it so that I could run it straight from startup. I looked at some tutorials and saw that many of them required a decent amount of ...
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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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Cannot use CD/DVD-reader at all

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem with my CD/DVD reader. Manually pressing the button on the laptop gives no response, it worked fine for a while but stopped working a while back. Then ...
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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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DVD drive is not mounting any CD, DVD or games

I can't get any DVDs to work, but I can boot from a CD. justin@justin-X6815:~$ wodim --prcap dev=/dev/sr0 wodim: Operation not permitted. Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits. Device type ...
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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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Locked down quick boot to cd only

I am looking to make up some patron surfing/document writing laptops for our local library. I would like them to boot to a cd without a hard drive in such a way so that the computer starts up swiftly ...
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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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Why is there a Mac cd image for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I was stopping by the daily build site to grab a new development cd, and my curiosity came again, Why is there a Mac CD image if Mac's use the same Intel 64bit processor. I can only think that Macs ...
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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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My download of Ubuntu 32bit isnt an ISO image? [closed]

Im trying to make a bootable CD so I read the instructions and it seems straight forward. The only problem is that after downloading the files for the main site.. they seem to not be an ISO file so I ...
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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 ...
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Can I download ubuntu on a mac and burn it to a cd for windows 7? [duplicate]

I am looking to download ubuntu on my mac and make a bootable cd or flash drive for a PC with windows 7. how could I do this?
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How to cd into a directory with blanks?

I have a directory called "foo bar baz blob". How can I $ cd "foo bar baz blob" I have tried with quoting (" and ') and with escaping the blanks (\ ). It does not work. Tab-completion does not work ...
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Not able to upgrade 9.04 [duplicate]

I made the mistake of trying to install Windows in place of my Ubuntu 11.04 . I neglected to think ahead and create a boot cd. I found an old cd I had with version 9.04 on it and installed on my pc. ...
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Can't open .exe file on CD because it's read only

So I have this software CD for my Canon MX420 printer that I've been trying to install onto my computer. However, when I run the .exe setup file, it says I need to run the program as an administrator. ...
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How to burn mp3 audio files to CD using brasero in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have been trying to burn a list of mp3 songs to a disk using the Brasero Disk Burner. I am using Ubuntu 13.10. However, the burn is immediately stopped with the error message saying GStreamer ...
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How can I check whether Live Ubuntu 12.04 LTS CD is having defects or not?

When I burned ubuntu 12.04 LTS CD, I didn't check md5sum of iso file before it. I checked option check for defects and it ran perfectly. I doubt that Iso may be corrupted(Viruses,unofficial moded ...
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Installation solution needed

My old Dell was a speed demon back in the days of XP, but it has no DVD drive, no floppy and will not boot from USB. Is there another way to install Ubuntu or shall I gut the Dell and use the case as ...
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Getting a ubuntu installation disk

Ok I'll make it simple. I live in Sri Lanka. And I dont have a good internet connection. So I already have ubuntu 10.10 which I got from shipit.ubuntu.com some time back. And distributed some copies ...