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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DVDs and CDs not recognized [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Inserted DVD disc not recognized I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my computer (Sony Vaio VGN-NS205N). It reads some CDs and DVDs just fine, but many others it will ...
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Why won't Kubuntu load my CD?

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and Kubuntu hasn't recognised my CD! Here are the results of a sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 ...
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ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386, boot error, wrong kernel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install 12.04 on a non-PAE CPU? (error “Kernel requires features not present on the CPU: PAE”) Just down loaded version ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386 for ...
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How do I auto copy CD contents on insertion?

I'm looking to auto copy the contents off of a disc on insert to a specified directory. It's not a DVD or cd simply one data file on every disc, would it be possible to do this with a shell script? ...
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“BusyBox initramfs” prompt while attempting to install from live CD on 2nd HDD

I've created a partition in ext3 on my second HDD to install Linux. However, when I come to boot the CD, I get directed to a BusyBox prompt with no other choice than help. Other topics I've read on ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Using a CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu? I have recently burned Ubuntu to a CD using the instructions on the downloads website, I made sure that it had burned properly and not just the ...
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show the target of current directory(symbolic link)

I'm in directory ~/a which is a symbolic link to ~/b/c. My prompt looks like: ~/a$ But I hope to cd to ~/b/c. ~/a$ cd . ~/a$ It doesn't work. What's the right way?
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Mac Bootable CD not loading

I''m trying to install (dualboot) Ubuntu on my Macbook with installed Mac OS X Mountain Lion with Intel processors, and am running into some issues. I can burn the disk .iso fine, but when the problem ...
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How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04 (it's on the other side of the world and I haven't built up the wherewithal to upgrade it remotely yet) and I have been told that there is a CD in one of it's two ...
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Macbook won't read disk

I have a macbook that I erased the original iOS on to restart with Ubuntu but when I put in my home burned disk it doesn't read it correctly and makes loud clicking noises. I burned it on a TDK ...
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Will the latest Ubuntu fit on a 700 MB CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the non-CD size 12.04 on a computer that can't boot from USB & can't read DVD-Rs? Will 12.04 image fit on one 700 MB CD? Will it fit on a ...
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Why don't I have permission to read files on the CD I bought?

I recently bought this book, which came with an accompanying CD. When I try to view the contents of the CD in Ubuntu, I don't have read permission for any of the files. ls -al in the root of the CD ...
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Ubuntu boot cd confusion

If I burn the ISO to a CD on Windows 7 using their burner or whatever burner is required, can i boot the cd on mac and install ubuntu? I dont want to use disk utility or any mac burning tool
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Where are the CD label graphics and labels for the current release?

Did Ubuntu provide any CD label pics for the current release(12.04)? I've looked all around in the livecd iso directories. I want to lightscribe something, for this Live CD.
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Can't boot into 12.04

My laptop is Benq with Windows XP. The CD-ROM is not working and my BIOS can't support booting from USB. What should I do? I tried to mount the ISO file that I downloaded. It auto-runs and prompts me ...
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When trying to install VirtualBox I am asked for a CD which I do not have

Trying to install VirtualBox on 12.04 and I get a message saying to insert the following CD to continue: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin - Release amd64 (20120425) Does anyone know where I can get ...
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How to make a complete set of CDs to use for setting up a new PC?

I want to load Ubuntu on to a PC with a freshly formatted clean hard drive. Can I copy all the files to a CD from the Internet through a Windows PC and the use the CDs to set up the new machine? ...
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Problems burning Ubuntu onto a CD - too big

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a CD, but I'm running into a problem; namely that my CD can only hold 702MB of data, yet the iso itself when I try to burn it becomes 736MB. What am I doing ...
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What's the difference between Ubuntu for free and the Official CD for $5?

What's the difference between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for free and the Official CD of Ubuntu for $5? I didn't know the difference.
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ubuntu boot cd unable to burn on disk utility

I have downloaded the Iso file of ubuntu and I am trying to burn a boot cd from disk utility the burn goes all the way to the end and right before ejecting cd it read Burn failed 2012-08-19 20:13:27 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezing upon CD/DVD installation at “installing system”

First off, I have a very old computer. I feel it necessary to point out that it has a Pentium 4 processor, I believe 768 MB of RAM, and about 30 GB total on the hard drive. Now, onto my predicament... ...
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Having trouble installing Lubuntu. Lenovo C100

Using a Live CD the Boot locks up on load screen, no matter if trying out or installing. Trying to use a USB the booter does not even get read. On the live disk it just stops reading the disk after a ...
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CD-ROM not detected

I am using Ubuntu Oneiric. I tried inserting a CD-ROM containig some files of mine into my laptop but it was neither detected nor auto-mounted. I can assure that my CD is fine since it works on the ...
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Unable to boot from CD

I have just downloaded the Ubuntu file from the website and burned onto a cd. restarted my computer and got the computer to load from the CD drive but it sits on black screen for about 2 mins then ...
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How do I download Ubuntu for another computer, that has no Internet access?

Will the entire Ubuntu software fit onto a single CD? If I download Ubuntu to a CD, for use on another computer, will it automatically install/partially install on the computer I use for the ...
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Can I try Ubuntu without affecting any of my existing files?

My windows 7 got corrupted and doesnt boot on my Dell 1558 studio laptop. Now I decided to try out ubuntu before i reinstall windows. I downloaded the 701 MB ubuntu 12.04 iso and created the cd on my ...
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Inserted DVD disc not recognized

I was trying to watch a DVD on my Ubuntu laptop, however, whenever I insert the disc, the CD/DVD drive icon on the Computer pane disappears, seems that it cannot detect what type of disc was inserted. ...
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What cd/dvd burning software should I use? [closed]

I have tried countless cd/dvd burning software on ubuntu 12.04 and none of them work for me, any ideas guys? I've tried tovidgui, bombono dvd,and mestelix, they are all so very confusing is there ...
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How to view cd contents

I know its a stupid question but I'm new to ubuntu. isn't a window supposed to pop up and say cd inserted or something as in windows. I looked up in the file browser but there is nothing related to cd ...
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How can I customize Plasma default wallpaper, activity and panel in Kubuntu CD?

So once installed I get directly this desktop: More screenshots I already replaced the default panel, but I don't know about default activity and find-and-search settings and system settings for ...
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ubuntu won't boot after install USB\CD

I want to replace windows with Ubuntu, so I installed it on my hard drive from a USB stick and a CD, but every time I try to install it, and when it gets done installing, i reboot the computer but all ...
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How do I burn a DVD with more than 3.8 GB data?

I use Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.8.3 and wodim / genisoimage 1.1.11, but the problem is on Ubuntu (with Brasero) and occurred in Oneiric as well. Whenever I try to burn more than 3.8GB (approaching the ...
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Why does my 12.04 Alternate CD boot to a blank screen with flashing cursor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I cannot install Ubuntu 12.04. I burned ubuntu-12.04-alternate-i386.iso to a cd Put the burned ...
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I can't burn a CD in 12.04. I can only read data from a CD

I can't burn a blank cd/dvd. The system does not recognize any cd/dvd drive. When I insert a cd/dvd with data, there is no problem. The system automounts the drive. Please help. Thank you.
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Cannot view, use, or open CDs or DVDs in Ubuntu 12.04

I am fairly new to Ubuntu 12.04 and I have encountered a rather irritating problem. Whenever I insert a CD or DVD (whether it have data, music, movies, or nothing at all), nothing pops up saying "you ...
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Cd writer not showing in ftab

Hi I'm using the april edition of ubuntu 12.04 When i try to use my cd it's not detected It shows up in disk manager, it is not listed in fstab,when i did a checkdisk for devise it gave the ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu/XUbuntu from automounting repositories from Ubuntu CDs?

Whenever I insert an Ubuntu/XUbuntu CD into my XUbuntu PC the system recognizes it as a package repository. I dislike this behaviour as it is generally useless (except for those people having no ...
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Can't find iso file to burn CD

I want to use Ubuntu to format an external HDD to EXT3, but not to run on my PC. I downloaded Infrarecorder and the windows installer download on the Ubuntu download page. after rebooting ...
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Make a ubuntu boot CD without iso file

I have installed ubuntu using wubi and want to create a boot cd...how can I do this without downloading the iso file....
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Is there a tool that lets you navigate to frequently used directories more easily?

Instead of using cd, pushd, popd, and cdable_vars, and CDPATH, I heard a while ago that there was a tool that "learned" the paths you most frequently navigated to and make shortcuts for those ...
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Software to Copy a scratched CD/DVD/Blueray to an ISO file

I have some optical discs that are sorely scratched. I've cleaned the discs, but they still have trouble reading. When trying ddrescue to backup the discs, it will read up to X bytes, and fail on all ...
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Copy CD / DVD contents into an iso file

The title seems to be self explainatory. I just want a software to do that. I already have Nero linux but i dont think it is capable of doing it. Trying out the command line method I get an ...
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Ripped mp3 files show wrong track lengths

I have seen this problem both when using Banshee and Sound Juicer. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad 14". I'm not sure about the make of my internal CD drive, but would be glad to provide you with ...
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DVD-RW does not mount in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I try to use CDs and DVDs in my Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04 LTS), but the system doesn't mount the DVD-Recorder when the DVD or CD is ready to use. What is the solution for this problem? How Ubuntu ...
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How to install ubuntu from CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu? I recently downloaded ubuntu and am having trouble installing it. I have converted the image to a CD using InfraRecorder and set BIOS to launch ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't install on my laptop with Win-7

I have a hp Probook 4410s with Windows 7 as default OS. For the last two years I have Ubuntu side by side and the latest version was 11.10. I wanted to upgrade to 12.04 by installing wubi, which ...
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The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk

The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk: [Errno 5] Input/output error This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may help to ...
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CD RIP SLOW on Ubuntu 12.04. How can I increase ripping speed?

I'm trying to rip an audio cd from my old library but when I try (with every app) to do that, the process is too slow. For 2 tracks it need more than 2 hour and then it crash! I tried to make: $ ...
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Where is the ISO file to burn image to CD

I have installed InfraRecorder and it says to burn the .iso image. I am by far NOT computer literate and I don't know what an .iso file is. Am I suppose to download the entire application to the ...
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Live CD 12:04 keeps running - No Welcome Screen

I downloaded the 32 bit iso file for the new Ubuntu 12.04 and burned a cd. When I restart my computer the cd keeps running for half an hour but I don't get a welcome screen. A new download and cd ...