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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Boot up, Freeze up

I am trying to boot Lubuntu on an old xp box from a cd. I choose the Lubuntu option at start up. It boots but then does not function. I have used the escape key to enter into the start up options and ...
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Blank screen trying to boot from CD for install

I am pretty convinced as to why LINUX flavors will never be mainstream for general consumers. It is because of problems like I am encountering. I download and the installer ISO and made the CD to ...
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Apt-get tries to connect to internet even when lines are commented in sources.list

I have kept only deb cdrom line in /etc/apt/sources.list. Still when I do sudo apt-get update it tries to connect to online repositories. Why is that and how to force it to go for cdrom only? I'm ...
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How To Get List Of Files From Audio CD Bash Terminal

I've been using VLC with command line batch files for years to rip audio cds. I just tried writing a similar bash script in Ubuntu 14.04 and was surprised--I can't figure out how to get a list of ...
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Does Ubuntu store data of external media/drives?

I keep confidential data (docs, spreadsheets, images, etc) on USB sticks or discs. I plug/insert them to access the data when I need, and put them back in a drawer when I'm done. Does Ubuntu store ...
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Is an Ubuntu CD still available for mail delivery?

Is it still possible to receive via mail a CD copy of Ubuntu to use
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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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Can't read any CD or DVD in Ubuntu Gnome?

I can't mount any CD or DVD on Ubuntu Gnome. I tried to run: sudo mount -a but it wasn't successfully. Here is output after sudo lshw -C disk: *-disk description: ATA ...
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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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Can't boot from usb or cd when installing ubuntu server [duplicate]

My old computer is running ubuntu server 12, after it started to act weird, like not staying on and not letting me ssh to it, I decided to just make fresh install of ubuntu server 14.04. But for some ...
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Can't burn CD's on Ubuntu

Hey it's me again with another question, So I've been trying to burn IOS and other things to my CD but before it starts the burn process it spits the CD out, I don't think there is another question ...
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DVD/CD drive not working - Ubuntu 13.10

I have an HP/Compaq 615 laptop with a built-in CD/DVD-RW drive. In the past, I have had no problems using the drive to read and/or write CD's and DVD's. However, for the first time in about a year, I ...
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Cant install Ubuntu 12.04, select CD-ROM Boot type

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu 12.04 from boot disk on a friends computer. when starting the computer with boot disk the message appears: 1. 2. Select CD-ROM Boot Type: If I ...
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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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cd rom update issue

I am having a problem with my cd rom not working or getting updates for it I went to the update manager and this is what I read when I went to settings. W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 cant read dvds,cds

I'm having trouble reading any cds or dvds. Eject command works and the drive will spin but the media/cdrom file is always empty after trying multiple data dvds. I also wanted to try and reinstall ...
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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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Install Lubuntu w/o Disc or Flash Drive?

My WinXP desktop was recently blasted with a few bits of malware. I removed the malware but the damage is done, and my OS is finally at its end; it's barely chugging along as it is. So, I'm figuring ...
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Prove programs without installing ubuntu? only running with the cd?

I have a question, I would like to test a program in ubuntu to see if that works better in Windows 7 ("Android SDK"). But I do not want to install ubuntu on the pc, and do not want to use a virtual ...
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my ubuntu 12.10 doesn't work and i can't install another os

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 on a low-end machine. It doesn't work properly, After I log into the system it shows a black screen with a (movable) mouse and I've read here about a case ...
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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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which software to use to make a jukebox cd on ubuntu?

I would like to create a jukebox cd that I can play into my car. On Windows, Roxio software is used. A jukebox cd is a cd that has several folders and a supported filesystem type (the cd player of my ...
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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 do I get movies to work in my dual CD/DVD computer?

I have an older Dell Optiplex GX620. It has an IDE CD drive and an IDE DVD drive. I cannot seem to get Ubuntu 14.04 to allow movies to play. I've tried installing libdvdcss2 as well as the ...
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Software that optimally fills a CD? (Best fit)

I'm looking for software that takes a group of folders and tries to assign them to a CD with the least amount of wasted space. Ideally, the software should: Let me specify a custom size for the ...
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GRUB problem after creating new partition - not able to boot live-cd

I've created a new NTFS partition under windows - after reebooting I've received the following error: Unknown file system Entering rescue mode Grub rescue > I would've booted one of my ubuntu live ...
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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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Can/How to burn a .flac to an audio cd

This is a two part question. Can I burn .flac to audio cds? this might seem silly, but I was an early adopter of mp3 players. Think several years before Ipods. I never really had the need to burn ...
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Is there a shortcut for long folder paths in terminal? [duplicate]

I've just started using Ubuntu 14.04 since yesterday so i'm quite a newb as you can imagine. Thing is i was wondering if there is anything out there that helps one shorten the paths to specific files ...
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Why is Ubuntu failing to recognise folders on cds?

I'm completely new to Ubuntu, but thought I'd give it a go to try and do something different than Mic****ft, I'm running 14.04 on an old AMD Athlon LE-1640, with 3GB RAM on this PC I am only running ...
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How to burn mp3 audio files to CD using brasero in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have been trying to burn a list of mp3 songs to a disk using the Brasero Disk Burner. I am using Ubuntu 13.10. However, the burn is immediately stopped with the error message saying GStreamer ...
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How do I erase a CD/DVD-R

For some reason, the Basero GUI isn't detecting my CD when I try to use the blanking option there. I tried various terminal commands, none of them worked. If anyone could help me out here, I would ...
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Running ubuntu and win7 on the same system

So I have previously used ubuntu on a VM, and was wanting to install it so that I could run it straight from startup. I looked at some tutorials and saw that many of them required a decent amount of ...
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Install ubuntu problem

I m trying to install Ubuntu into my windows xp 32 i have been trying the 2 ways; Cd, flash drive, so far i can't install it. For the Cd it seems like my Cd drive is broken, and when i followed the ...
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Cannot use CD/DVD-reader at all

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem with my CD/DVD reader. Manually pressing the button on the laptop gives no response, it worked fine for a while but stopped working a while back. Then ...
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Audio CD - Cannot mount. Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)

I am getting the following error when I click on the Audio CD on my launcher - "Audio CD - Cannot mount. Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)" dmesg | grep CD-ROM [ 1.899068] ...
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Could not find a kernel image on LiveCD 14.04 LTS

I downloaded the ISO of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 4 times from 4 different official mirrors and when I use them they all gave me this message, I can not even get to the menu to check the disk. Could not find ...
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DVD drive is not mounting any CD, DVD or games

I can't get any DVDs to work, but I can boot from a CD. justin@justin-X6815:~$ wodim --prcap dev=/dev/sr0 wodim: Operation not permitted. Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits. Device type ...
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Installing from minimal CD

I'm a windows xp user and I'm new to Linux I decided to install Xubuntu on my machine since it's quite old (512 MB ram and 2.66 GHZ P4 processor) My machine doesn't support booting from USB so the ...
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cd into directory from folder in desktop gui view?

I'm n00b to ubuntu (and Linux at large). Is there a way to open up a terminal from a folder location in a desktop folder? This functionality would be the same as 'cdto' in osx: ...
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Locked down quick boot to cd only

I am looking to make up some patron surfing/document writing laptops for our local library. I would like them to boot to a cd without a hard drive in such a way so that the computer starts up swiftly ...
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shell script to function on subfolders

I want to write a simple shell script that will go into all the sub-folders in a directory, and organise the files in the sub-folders into new directories. Basically in terminal it would look like: ...
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Failed to mount UDF

I'm on Xubuntu 64 bit 14.04. When I had windows 7, I burnt a CD, it was like 4 months ago, now I need to open that CD in Xubuntu, since I no longer have windows. Solution 1 (didn't work) sudo ...
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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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Problems mounting CD/DVD

I'm facing issues when using by very first time my CD/DVD drive in Linux. Back when I had Linux, it worked normal, CD/DVD rw, but since I didn't use it much, I just removed it from the laptop (you ...
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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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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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“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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Why is there a Mac cd image for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I was stopping by the daily build site to grab a new development cd, and my curiosity came again, Why is there a Mac CD image if Mac's use the same Intel 64bit processor. I can only think that Macs ...