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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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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DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's. DVD's cannot even be opened as they are not seen by Ubuntu. The ...
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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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how to eject cd drive in Ubantu Vostro15 [closed]

Curently my question is regarding Ubantu Vostro laptop. I am unable to eject CD drive in my Ubantu Vostro15. I tried to locate the eject button but was not able to locate any.
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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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Are there any Live CD versions of Ubuntu any more?

Is there a CD version that lets you boot without changing anything on the HD's? Everything I find is to big to fit a 700MB CD. I have an old server that crashed and it only has a CD ROM. I've tried ...
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How can I use an ISO of an audio CD?

I have an ISO of an audio CD that was created by someone using OS X. I would like to use this ISO in Ubuntu -- ultimately in order to extract the tracks to sound files. When I attempt to mount the ...
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How to verify that the ISO I downloaded is bootable before I burn it?

How can I check to make sure that the iso I downloaded is bootable, before I burn it?
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Amarok and Dragon Player Won't Play CD's or DVD's

In my Dell Latitude D620 with Ubuntu 15.04 will not play CD's or DVD's with Amarok and Dragon Player, respectively. I am a new user.
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Run python script from a launch file not in the same directory [duplicate]

I would like to run a Python script by double-clicking a launch file, but the script is not in the same folder as the launch file. The information is going to be recorded in a CD (kind of ...
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How can I cd to a directory without writing its name?

Sometimes it’s annoying to access a directory with the folder name. Say I have a directory named a b c d. Apart from using Tab, is there any way to access the folder without typing the name of the ...
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How can I limit CD drive speed while on the live CD to avoid drive noise?

I sometimes disconect my harddisks for the weeks while only using the internet and I use the Ubuntu Live CD. But every time it needs something while in live desktop it accelerates and makes a lot of ...
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Create a Bootable Windows Flash Drive in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to take a windows iso, and create a bootable USB stick while in ubuntu? There are loads of ways to do that on windows, but not from any linux-based os. Any information helps! ...
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What does cd — do? I used it and I'm now stuck in a directory :(

I entered cd -- into the terminal, just to see what I'd get... It brought me here: ~ # (I'm root btw). Just wondering where exactly I am - if I enter ls the output is: Desktop ls -a: . ...
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What does the “cd ..” command do? [duplicate]

When I enter cd .. into the terminal, I get this Videos # cd .. home # If I enter it again, I move to the / directory. What exactly is it doing? Is home the same as $HOME? And why do I move into ...
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Bash:cd:No such folder or directory , but it exists

I am new in ubuntu and I am doing a project where i should install the charm crypto library in my android device.In the manual file it says that i should create two folders: $BD and $SCRIPTS. I ...
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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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Is there a way to get the trailing '/' to appear when using cd with a symbolic link directory?

I'm using the bash shell and use lots of soft links. One minor but annoying behavior I observe is the fact that I need to hit tab twice to complete the name of a soft link to a directory. e.g. $ ...
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Can Ubuntu read/write to CD-RWs and DVD-RWs?

The questions asks all. I searched everywhere but found nothing related to the specific topic. I don't have problems creating a rewritable disk (assuming I already have a disk formatted as such). ...
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ubuntu installed on usb, black screen while booting

i installed ubuntu onto a usb stick but when i boot from it i get the grub screen and after that its just black and the monitors actually turn off with "no single" I installed the usb in the ...
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Can' t mount CD or DVD

I' m trying to burn a simple mp3 data CD but I can' t get k3b/brasero/xfburn to work. Basically K3b says 'Please insert an empty or appendable medium', like if there wasn' t a CD in the DVD recorder. ...
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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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CD-ROM doesn't always read - how to fix

Disks with music and films play, but not all of them.Disks with Windows aimed software (games and installation programs) don't read at all.
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Run sudo command within directory

Possible solutions could be: Starting interactive session. sudo -s <<< "cd dir ; command" or sudo /bin/bash -c "cd dir ; command" But I don't have /bin/bash /bin/sh /bin/su or other ...
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After upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 automount cd/dvd not working with error

I had Ubuntu 12.04 386 for years in my virtualbox working fine. Yesterday I did the upgrade to 14.04. Everything is working fine except now the automount of CD/DVD is not working, ending up with this ...
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How can I automount cd in Ubuntu 14.04?

The problem is that my music CDs, and also try with virgin-CDs, do not mount automatically when I insert them. I have to mount them from nautilus and after that I'm ready to listen to it in rhythmbox. ...
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Cannot mount CDs after update to 15.10

After the update, CDs are not automatically mounted, although DVDs are. The physical drive, however, is recognized: *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: DVDRAM GSA-H42L vendor: ...
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Start terminal at particular directory

I always need to go at workspace directory using cd, I got bored with this. I want that terminal should be opened at my workspace directory on start, is there any way to do this? Please suggest.
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How to format a read-only CD

I have a CD that has Ubuntu 15.04 and I want it to have Ubuntu 14.04 because Steam is easier to setup, but if I try to format it (this is the picture of the message I'm getting): I have Ubuntu ...
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Error Installing a Windows 95 game on wine. 14.04 LTS

I purchased a copy of Sonic 3D Blast for Windows 95 from Goodwill today. Although the disc is flawless and I was able to install and run it on my laptop with Windows 7 without any problems, my ...
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Unable to mount Audio Disk

When I insert a particular (commercial) audio-CD, an album from a small "indie" band, I am told: Unable to mount Audio Disk Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus) This error only ...
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How to check if a CD is inserted in the Cd-Rom

The scenario is: Check if the CD Rom is empty i.e no CD is inserted If CD Rom is not empty then check if the inserted CD is writable i.e check defects If the CD inserted is blank and writable then ...
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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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Recovering Files from a Corrupt CD/DVD

I have certain old CD/DVD's which are not in good condition. I want to recover from them anything that can be recovered. in windows you had software like Isobuster and Cd Recovery which will let me do ...
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How can I enter and also rename folders like ''Human (2012)''?

I am playing with FTP via the command line, and I get two problems. I am not able to rename or enter folders like: dir /home/folder1/Human (2012) I tried: cd ~/folder1/Human\ (2012) Here I ...
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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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How to eject CD using the terminal? [duplicate]

I recently found a question on superuser regarding ejecting a CD using the Windows command line. How can I do this using Linux terminal?
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changing directory in bash script file [duplicate]

I've spent to much time in the DOS world where cd.. (no space) works. I tried to do the same in ubuntu by defining a bash file in /usr/local /bin called "cl.." its body is #!/bin/bash cd .. I ...
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What are some CD Ripping Programs you can use on Ubuntu?

What are some CD ripping programs for Ubuntu? Can you list the Pros? What are the Cons? For each program there should be a screenshot, sources to install, and instructions to install and use.
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Having a problem with CD/DVD display

I have an HP laptop and I decided to watch an ultrasound of my kid on the computer but when I click on the disc to search for the videos, nothing shows up like if the disc was empty, I know that the ...
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Ubuntu and VLC can't read disk

I have a CD with a movie I want to watch, but neither can I open the CD in Ubuntu, nor can I open it with VLC. I'm on a laptop, running 14.04. I have tried running the CD on another laptop running ...
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How to add CD/DVD to boot sequence

I have a macbook pro that dual boots Ubuntu and OS X. When I enter grub on ubuntu with a bootable CD inserted, I don't get an option to load from the CD drive. How can I allow Ubuntu to start to boot ...
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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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Xubuntu, VLC Media Player overwrites

When my VLC Media Player rips a audio-CD it rips the first track. Then it asks whether I want to "overwrite" or "keep" the existing file. If I enter overwrite it rips the second song but stores it ...
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Cannot play (or rip) Audio CD (but DVD and Data play)

Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) I cannot play (or rip) Audio CDs. I can play and read DVDs and data CDs / DVDs. When I try to play an audio CD in VLC I get the following error: Your input can't be opened: ...
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How to submit CDDB entry?

I usually use Asunder to rip CDs for personal usage, and most of the times the CDDB database retrieves the correct tags for my disc. Sometimes however I stumble upon CDs that are either missing from ...
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Get a free LIVE CD. (ShipIt)

I do not find the ShipIt on the site. You can pass me the link? (Ubuntu CD with free shipping) It arrives in Brazil? Thanks.
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My PC doesn't detect CDs/DVDs

I have long back, when using Windows, deleted the CD ROM driver. Was that a bad thing? Now my only and primary OS is Ubuntu. How can I run CDs and DVDs in Ubuntu? Please help.
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I'm trying to install the drivers for my ASUS USB-N13 Wireless-N300 adaptor

I'm trying to install the drivers for my ASUS USB-N13 Wireless-N300 adaptor and it won't let me run the .sh because I don't have permission to execute the file. So I tired changing the permissions ...
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How do change the program automatically started when I insert a CD? [duplicate]

When I insert a CD Rhythmbox automatically starts. How can I disable this and make a different program start when a CD is inserted? I have looked at System Settings and cannot find any options for ...