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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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. ...
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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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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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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.
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Ubuntu does not start from CD

Installed 11.10, I tried to start 12.04 from CD but just got the purple screen with color changing dots and then name Ubuntu. CD drive control LED shows 2 seconds with 5 seconds pause... Drive ...
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CD tray opens by itself

Upgraded from 10.04 lts amd64 to 12.04 lts amd64 on a system running without a glitch for years. Now my CD-ROM burner opens by itself like in the bottom question that was closed by a moderator. A DVD ...
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How to move one directory back when path contains symlink

I want to move one directory back in Thunar when I get into by symbolic link. I know that in terminal I can use cd -P but I want to obtain this behavior in Thunar.
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Disk Utility. Format CD-RW to blanck : Error creating filesystem

I got this error when I went to format a rewritable cd with Disk utility. Disk was unmounted as demanded. Error creating file system: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling fsync(2) on ...
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Can i emulate a CD-ROM through a USB cable to another computer?

So I was wondering if anyone out there knew a way to do something like the following 1. Mount ISO/DVD on Host 2. share through a USB connection: Making the client think the USB connection is a native ...
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Is there a way to create an installation CD instead of a DVD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I burn the 790Meg ISO to a CD? Is there also a way to create an installation CD instead of a DVD for the latest version of Ubuntu 12.10 ?
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Why are there no alternate CDs? [duplicate]

In trying to download the latest release, I see there are no alternate CDs available. Previously I have needed them in order to install with a linux software raid root. Does the lack of alternate ...
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My laptop wont boot from ubuntu installation disc

I just burned Ubuntu 12.10 x64 to a DVD (cd is too small) and put it in my laptop. When I rebooted, there was a violet screen and that keyboard logo. And then a black screen with _ in top left corner. ...
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cd command not working anymore

I just did two things : install scm_breeze and mercurial : git clone git://github.com/ndbroadbent/scm_breeze.git ~/.scm_breeze ~/.scm_breeze/install.sh sudo apt-get install mercurial And now my cd ...
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How do I burn ubuntu to a cd so I can run it from the disc instead of having it saved to my harddrive?

I need to use ubuntu for a class project but don't want to have it installed on my computer. I was told I could burn it to a disc and run it from there. How do I do that? I put the windows ...
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Deja Dup Backup to Cd/Dvd Possible or Not?

I started to use Linux/Ubuntu 12.04 last week. I'm a new comer. I liked this O.S. But I have a question which I couldn't find the answer here and by google search. The question is "Can I get scheduled ...
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Where can I find a 12.10 DVD image?

While I'm open to buying a DVD from the shop, I'd rather download a DVD image, but I can't find it on the Download page (only the CD images and the option to buying a DVD). I have slow internet where ...
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Can I update Ubuntu from a point release CD?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed and I am using a mobile broadband connection, so bandwidth is precious. What I would like to do is to enable only security updates. Then when version 12.04.1 is ...
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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 ...