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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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 ...
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Upgrading system to 12.04 using CD did not preserve my users - how's best to restore them?

Today I upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 (via 11.10 first). I performed both of these upgrades using the CDs as this was on a system with a very bad internet connection (and in fact the network ...
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Where can I get physical CDs of Ubuntu if I live in a place with limited internet connectivity? [duplicate]

I am based in Durban, South Africa and would like to get a copy of the operating system but do not have an internet connection. Can someone nearby help me make a CD copy?
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iso image is not getting burned properly! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How burn or mount an ISO file? i tried burning the ubuntu 12.04 iso image in many cd's and dvd's but the iso file does not get expanded. it shows only the iso file in it ...
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Can Ubuntu 12.04LTS fit on a normal CD, 700MB, or i do need a DVD?

i just want to know if the new ubuntu (12.04LTS) can fit perfectly on a normal cd :)
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“udevd[96]: timeout:” error killing blkid when booting from a Live CD [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 4100 and keep getting the following error when attempting a Ubuntu trial on a CD. udevd[96]: timeout: killing '/sbin/blkid -o udev -p /dev/sda' [121] Eventually, I am taken ...
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No root file system - Alternate CD + LVM

I am trying to install 11.10 as dual boot with Windows 7. I have all partitioned well as you can see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42897978@N00/7111180385/ I burned the Alternate CD ISO to a ...
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Tried Everything, Ubuntu CD won't boot

After wubi didn't work (error: prefix not found), I decided to perform a native Ubuntu install. Before that I changed and checked my BIOS already. First I downloaded an 11.10 iso from ubuntu.com and ...
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Installing onto a laptop after uninstalled with easybcd

I had Ubuntu on my laptop a few days ago but a professional installed it for me. Soon after I got it from the guy I messed it up. I uninstalled Ubuntu with easybcd and now I'm scared it will ...
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I'll have what's she's having: Point Banshee to Windows Media Player's metadata sources

I have some CDs that Banshee can't find metadata for, but Windows Media Player can. I was considering ripping using WMP and converting to Banshee, but that seems like too much trouble. Is there a way ...
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Downloading to CD, want to make sure I'm doing it right

I've got an ancient Umax 333T laptop that's pretty much dead, but I was wondering if I could breathe new life into it by downloading a free OS. That brought me here. Download Ubuntu If I download it ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed from a DVD?

When installing Ubuntu am I gonna put it on a CD or DVD-R? I know the site said CD but I was told to buy DVD-R to back up windows so I was kinda hoping I can use a DVD-R to install Ubuntu.
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CD/DVD directory cataloguing application for Ubuntu

Does anyone know a good application for cataloguing directories on Ubuntu that supports ext4, etc. and NTFS and FAT32?
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I can boot from USB a installation of Windows 7, but I can't do this with Ubuntu or XBMC live

I'm using a old pc with Intel Pentium 4, 1gb ram, 200gb HD All this night I tried to boot Ubuntu from USB... I can do this with Windows 7 normally I tried first using Startup Disk Creator, but ...
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Download Ubuntu 11.10 with all update and upgrade

Where can I get Ubuntu 11.10 with all update till now? Because every time i have update to Internet and it take hour for that. Please help me.
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downloading to usb

I downloaded the program and clicked on the option to download it to a usb drive but once downloaded it prompted that I burn it to a CD but my netbook doesn't have a CD-ROM. Suggestions?
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Booting PPC Mac from CD using Open Firmware

I've not had any success booting from a CD or DVD with various PPC versions of Ubuntu using any of the suggested keys such as "C". The only thing that has worked consistently for me is booting into ...
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how to install ubuntu on a netbook without cd? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without CD? how to install ubuntu on a netbook without cd?
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Cannot load CDs due to “end-of-central-directory signature not found” error [closed]

I upgraded from ubuntu 9 to ubuntu 11.04. I now get the following message when I try to run a cd or load any software. An error occurred while loading the archive Archive: /media/cdrom0/INSTALL.EXE ...
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Unable to use CD/DVD drive after upgrade to 11.10

Just after my upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 I can not use my cd/dvd drive. The problem is that in Nautilus the CD/DVD icon appears ok, BUT, when I put any kind of media on the CD/DVD Driver, the icon ...
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How to enter every directory in current path and execute script

I want to enter every directory retuned by ls command and execute script. I tried this (and many other things), but it just does not work ls | awk '{print $1" && pwd"}' | xargs cd How to ...
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How can I integrate updates to a installation CD/DVD?

I have this question about how to integrate updates to a installation CD/USB, like a slipstream in Windows. Is this possible to make? Thanks for answering.-
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Is there a way to pre-order a pack of 5 CD/DVDs for the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Sure, I could just wait and download it, but I really want to get my hands on it right away. Besides, I don't have a fast connection where i'm currenly living so it could take some time to download. ...
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Problem while trying to burn Ubuntu Live disc

How can I find out the capabilities of my CDROM device? I've been trying to burn the live CD, but I can't. Ubuntu software says me there is no media in the CD drive. I then used a USB stick, but I'd ...