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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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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CD Creator/Burner has frozen

I was burning something on to a blank CD. Now at the top it says "100% Done", but well I don't know? It shows the downloading status at like 1/4, but it's been like this for hours. Under that it says ...
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about running ubuntu on a toshiba tecra 8000

HI I have been given a collection of toshiba laptops all minus their hard drive they are tecra 8000. They are dated, but I like to run dated technology if I can rather than trashing it. I don't ...
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How to create an audio ISO file from WAV files?

I use 13.04 with Unity. I would like to create an audio ISO file from my wav files. I tried many "solutions", but I only could create bin/cue by brasero. Is there any solution for this situation ...
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Music CD-R holds a total of 260 MB of “lossless” audio?

I just ripped a full (all 74 minutes used) Music CD-R to six .flac files, one for each track. In total, the files add up to 262.1 MB. I thought a CD was supposed to hold 700 MB. Where did the other ...
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Can not install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Acer aspire 4736G through CD/DVD

Nowadays I try install Ubuntu on my laptop through CD,there is a error message I can not resolved,I try many ways ,search the internet,and find some solutions,but it can not help me,who can tell me ...
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Can't mount cd/dvd r/w drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I'm having some troubles mounting my drive or getting it to detect media. When I do this: dmesg | grep "sr0" I get : [ 2.096797] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer ...
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Get Rhythmbox debugging info

I'm having a weird problem with Rhythmbox that no one else seems to have. When I pause on any audio CD, I can't get Rhythmbox to play it again. I've tried various workarounds including trying to play ...
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Cannot copy MP3 files from a CD

I purchased a set of spoken word audio CD's that have MP3 and FLAC audio files; I think they also play as regular audio CD's because I see a CDA directory and .cda files. But I'm only interested in ...
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Trouble playing and ripping CD audio files on Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit

I'm trying to rip audio files from a CD onto a subdirectory of the Music directory. My Linux 12.04 LTS 32-bit came with Audacity, Brasero, Banshee, and Rhythmbox. (Yes, not one, four players. Go ...
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Can I downlaod Ububtu onto a disk [duplicate]

I just need to download ubuntu onto a disk. How do i do it? I can't seem to figure it out. I feel funny asking but I need help. Thanks!
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Can I run Ubuntu from a from a pen drive? [duplicate]

I was thinking if I can run Ubuntu from a pen drive, like rather than have it run from a CD would it be possible to run it from a pen drive...
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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'm no longer using the system I was when I first wrote this question, and since then circumstances ...
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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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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. ...