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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How can I run Ubuntu on a computer without a harddrive? [closed]

I found a computer that was thrown a way and it has no hard drive but it did have 2 CD burners and an Ubuntu 10.04 CD. What do I do from here to install it?
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 download [duplicate]

Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.3 package for bootable CD. This package is 707MB and will not fit on normal 700MB CD, please advise. Thanks.
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Shortcut to cd into the only folder

Suppose I'm in ~/A and there is a single folder in ~/A called folder. What shortcut can I press to go inside folder without having to type cd folder? The reason for this question is that in my real ...
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CD help and Dead Computer

I am trying to burn 12.04 on a CD. Should be it working or is it not? After reading a couple of other forums that relates to this question, they say to use a 700MB CD which I am but again is not ...
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Mount accidentally disconected cdrom

I had a DVD drive and a external hard drive connected to my PC and I've disconnected them accidentally. Now I've already spent hours trying to access them, mount, umount and can't figure how to ...
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New to Linux - ISO image size [duplicate]

The ISO I downloaded is 708 MB - too big for a CD, so I'm required to burn it to a DVD, or will it fit?
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Where is the CD / DVD Burner application

Inserting a blank dvd does not pop up the autoplay. Search in dash or ubuntu software centre does not match anything called CD / DVD Creator. I tried Brasero but it crashes. I'm just trying to burn ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 CD/DVD drive no longer recognized

Dear potential helpers, I have the following problem on a circa-2008 Asus Laptop with Kubuntu 12.04.3 (3.2.0-39-generic-pae): After months of working fine, the CD/DVD drive is no longer recognized. ...
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Is it possible to burn to multiple CDs at once (with a GUI)?

I have a minor dilemma, in that I need to be able to burn multiple CDs at once, but with a GUI. I have run into solutions using cdrao (did I get that right) and scripts, but as I'm not the only one ...
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how to mount an iso to a cdrom ubuntu 13.04

i'm new with ubuntu. I decided today to install the version 13.04. When i finished installing it, the system didn't recognized my broadcom BCM43227 wifi network card. So i searched online, and i known ...
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How to make vm boot from live cd

I have created a vm for ubuntu 13.04 and configured it to boot from live CD (I want to try Fedora on it), but it doesn't boot. It displays a shell terminal I think and this is it.
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DVD won't play but CD'S will [duplicate]

DVD won't play but CD'S will in my disc drive all drivers are installed still not working not sure on the problem is it is a new disc drive and worked fine on windows xp any and all help would be ...
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Can I get copies of Ubuntu 13.04 on CD's to give our Free Software Club members? [duplicate]

I want the new Ubuntu 13.04 to give to our club members for free. Can get them? I have a club named 'Free Software Club' with 100+ members. We discuss free software, Linux, Python and give training. ...
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Won't read or play CD/DVD?

I have an emachine W3105. AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8 GHz processor 512 MB RAM 100 GB hard drive DVD±RW DL drive I replace windows XP OS with Ubuntu 12.04 and it won't detect the DVD±RW DL drive. I ran ...
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K3b audio CD spanning

I need to burn some audio CDs for my player, but k3b doesn't seem to automaticly burn on multiple CDs(aka splitting the data). Is there any way to do this automatically?
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Ubuntu 13.04 Not displaying DVD Content

I am new user for Ubuntu. I have updated my OS from Ubuntu 12.04 to (12.10 and now) 13.04. I have a DVD of movies, which works fine in Windows 7, and I am able play the movies, and can see the ...
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How to block cd/dvd drive in Ubuntu?

I have created 3 standard users in my system and I want to disable CD/DVD drive for them. How to do it?
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downloading updates

When I click install up dates from the update manager I receive the following error message: "Cd/dvd unbuntu 12.10_quantal quetz_-release 1386 (20121017.2) required" I cannot find this item to burn ...
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CD not DVD installer

I want to install Ubuntu on a pc that won't boot from USB sticks. I don't have any blank DVDs. Is there something that will fit on a blank CD?
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Burning CD stuck at 100% Creating image checksum

Burning data CD using brasero get stuck at 100% and the dialog box only show Creating image checksum, empty progress bar, and a cancel button, and the disk is not spinning anymore in my cd writer. ...
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Running Ubuntu from a CD doesn't work for me

I have tried running the CD with the iso of Linux, but nothing happens and I get back to Windows 8. Is there something I am doing wrong? I press F12 when the prompt appears, and I choose to run from ...
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Having trouble mounting CDs (even music CDs) - Ubuntu 10.04

Seems like my CD reader is bricked. This is bizarre, since "eject" and "wodim" (or the GUI equivallent) function: I am able to eject a CD and I am able to burn a CD-R - can't check though as it does ...
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13.04 does not recognise installation CD

I burned downloaded ISO to a CD and installed Ubuntu 13.04 from this disc. When updating software (broadcom WIFI) the system asks me to load the "Raring Ringtail CD" - which I do, however Ubuntu ...
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How to burn 801MB iso file

I have ubuntu 11.10 (XFce) and I download Xubuntu 13.04 64Bit iso file that have 801MB and both brasero and XFburn can't burn that image on 800MB CD-R. Can I burn that image on that CD using overburn ...
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Unable to save anything to CD, disc mounts as Read-Only

I have recently upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and now I can't save nothing to CD. The CD is mounted automatically when I introduce a CD-ROM but in gnome-disks shows: $ dmesg | grep sr0 sr0: ...
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cannot boot into ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto my Acer Aspire 5735Z. I have downloaded and burned the image to a CD (correctly as per your guide). I have set my bios to boot CD first, disabled quite boot, ...
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If I create a Live usb bootable distro with persistence files, can I later use the usb to install to the hard drive?

I need to know if i create a Live usb bootable distro with persistence files, can i later use the usb to install the distro to the hard drive? If so will the persistence files install the distro in ...
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Windows 8 live cd [closed]

I downloaded the iso file and burned it to a dvd but it doesn't seem to be burnt to it correctly I cant boot Ubuntu from it.
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How can I find what process is trying to write to a CD that's offline?

I've got a Virtual CD which can mount remote media via IPMI. After doing an install of Ubuntu 12.10 I'm getting this error every 2 sec in the syslog and on the console: [628.890722] sr 6:0:0:0: ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 from iso to install

My computer won't boot up the installation iso file from the CD. I've gone into bios and enabled boot from cd-rom. The system won't recognize that it can be boot from this file. I have windows xp. ...
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How do I share my Audio CD?

I used to use samba to share my CD's including audio CD's. I used to mount them "/mnt/cdrom" or "/media/cdrom" with a entry in "/etc/fstab" and entry in "smb.conf" to share that location but now! I ...
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What's the difference between “cd ../” vs. “cd /..”?

What do these two commands mean? cd ../ cd /.. I am ending up in two directories upwards the tree on the first command and in the root directory from the second command. Why does that happen?
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How do I transfer temporary CD files to bootable USB?

I created a CD with 12.04 and downloaded (and installed) a bunch of stuff. In Ubuntu, (running from the CD) I created a bootable USB with 12.10. How to I transfer my previously downloaded files to the ...
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How to read corrupt disc

I have a corrupt mini DVD, which was used in a camcorder. It appears to be corrupt (did not play on camcorder) and won't open. I don't know what to try to fix it. Is there a way? ...
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Is there a way to burn Ubuntu on a CD ROM? [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ubuntu on an older laptop which doesn't have a DVD ROM or a USB boot capabilities. Is there an option to burn the image files to a Cd ROM? I am pretty sure that the size of ...
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How do I burn Mp3 files in to a CD so I can listen them in my stereo? [duplicate]

I have 65 music in Mp3 format. I want to burn these music for a CD-R to play it with my stereo system. I have an Ubuntu 12.04.
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Does Ubuntu run from a CD/DVD save data ONLY in memory?

If I create a proper LiveCD and run the OS from the disc does it save any information on a hard-drive or is it ALL saved to the PC's memory? I've looked around for a clear, direct "yes/no" answer to ...
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Can't test Ubuntu from CD [duplicate]

When I'm trying to boot Linux by selecting ,,Try Linux,, in CD menu after 5 minutes of loading I see static screen with Ubuntu logo(dots are not blinking) I also tried to boot from ,,install Linux,, ...
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Why is the command line needed to erase CDs and DVDs [closed]

Ubuntu 12.10 Newbie questions. Why do you have to use command prompts to erase CDs & DVDs on Ubuntu 12.10 when it has disc burning software like Brasero? Those commands are not working. I do not ...
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Unable to open CD

I have just moved from Windows to Ubuntu. Before I uninstalled windows I put some documents that I needed on a CD. Once I had installed Ubuntu I put the CD in to get the files back. But all I get is ...
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Black screen After lauching ubuntu [duplicate]

i downloaded ubuntu both on a CD(black) and the exe version, i tried to launch but after i click unbuntu the screen goes black and shuts off my moniter even though my combuter is still on
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Cannot read CD/DVD

Whenever I insert a CD/DVD in my drive, I cannot read them. Tried manually mounting them, but it shows: no medium found on /dev/sr0. I can only burn DVD (but not CD). My drive is okay, If I boot into ...
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Lubuntu live CD boot drops to Busybox console

Trying to install Lubuntu 12.10 to an old PC (Duron 1200 on Asus A7N266-VM with 756MB). I did an MD5 check of the ISO. First couple of burns to CD-RW wouldn't boot, so tried again to CD-R with verify ...
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How to 'cd' to a directory found with 'find'?

I have a file in gmai.rb in the below directory: root@ubuntu:~# find / -name gmail.rb|more /media/aruprakshit/FA686DE4686DA05D/Rubyscript/gmail.rb But when i am trying to reach to the Rubyscript ...
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Ubuntu Install - Won't fit on CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I burn the 12.10 790MB ISO to a CD? iso image too big for a cd Ubuntu won't fit on a CD I need to install to a clean drive and have downloaded Ubuntu 12.10. The ...
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Can't get Audio CD Extractor to open when I insert a CD

When I insert a CD I want Audio CD Extractor to open. Right now Banshee opens. I've gone to System Settings, Removable Media and I have chosen Audio CD Extractor for how CD Audio media should be ...
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No cd Rom. No installation?

I do not have a cd rom on my netbook. It is an aspire one and I cannot install ubuntu due to be not having a cd rom. Can i use usb ports? And how to i make a "live" usb drive?
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'Error Splicing File: Input/Output Error' When Copying from a CD

I'm trying to copy some files from a CD to my harddrive, but I keep getting the error: Error Splicing File: Input/Output Error The files ARE still copying, but only at about 2.5kB/s and the CD drive ...
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Determine CD/DVD burn date

How can I determine the date when a CD/DVD was written? I have already tried Disc info in Nero4Linux and cdrecord -v dev=xxx -toc, but unfortunately none of them gave me the answer. I know there ...
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How do I set it such that DVDs and CDs autorun?

As per title, I'd like to know how in 12.10 you set it such that DVDs and CDs autorun.