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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How to rescue a CD with Ubuntu?

I have a CD that someone made for me that I'm trying to figure what is wrong with it. The CD played once on a CD player in a car and now wouldn't play or get recognized on a computer again. I've also ...
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What's the fastest way to extract just one channel (left or right) from an audio CD?

I've got an audio CD, obviously it's stereo. I want to get monoaural mp3's or wav's with just the left (or right) channel of every cd track. What's the fastest and easiest way to do it?
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UBUNTU 14.04 Could not retrieve the required installation files

I am trying to launch Ubuntu 14.04 from CD and I get the message: Could not retrieve the required installation files Where is the problem ??
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How to use a .iso image as a CD-ROM Repository?

I have all images of Debian, Ubuntu and Ubuntustudio as .iso. How can I use them as repository to install my desired packages with sudo apt-get install package-name? I easily mount the .iso file with ...
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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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Thinkpad T20 not booting from 14.04.1 32-Bit CD

A have download and burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 32-bit to a disc to install on my IBM ThinkPad T20, but it wont boot. It just sits there at a black screen with a blinking cursor(can't type anything either). ...
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What are good CD Ripping Programs?

What are some good CD ripping programs for Ubuntu? Pros? Cons? I currently use RhythmBox as my player and often will load these files into my Android phone.
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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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DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a nagging problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing of DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's on Ubuntu 14.04. DVD's cannot even be opened as they ...
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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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CD help and Dead Computer

I am trying to burn 12.04 on a CD. Should be it working or is it not? After reading a couple of other forums that relates to this question, they say to use a 700MB CD which I am but again is not ...
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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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Computer crashes when trying to boot ubuntu from cd on mac

I'm having a problem getting Ubuntu to start from a disc on my 2009 Macbook pro. When I boot up from the disc, I get to the initial menu with the options: "Try ubuntu without installing", "Install ...
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Installing Ubuntu from flash drive but error says it can't find the CD-ROM

First, I've never tried installing any flavor of Linux before, so bear with me. I created a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer. I ran the Ubuntu installer, but it quickly errors out ...
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Unable to open Windows 8 partition

Some days ago my windows 8.1 stopped working. The only thing I was able/forced to access was that problem-solving menu of windows offering me options to do a full wipe or restore some recovery files. ...
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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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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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How to install 'cdfs' kernel module?

I am unable copy files from 'mpegav' within video CDs in my Ubuntu 14.04. After a extended search now I understand I need to mount the cd using 'cdfs': sudo mount -t cdfs -o ro /dev/sr0 ...
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Reformat a freebie USB stick that thinks it is a CDROM

I received a USB pen drive at a conference recently, containing presentations and the like. I would like to reformat it for personal use, but every computer I put it in sees it as if it were a CD-ROM. ...
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Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying files from CD to USB?

My machine has 18GB of main memory. When copying files from a mounted CD to a mounted USB drive there is a lot of HDD activity. Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying from CD to USB? I assume ...
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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 can I write a single file to a CD and use the remaining space as paranoid levels of error correction

I have a situation where I wish to have someone hold a CD for me. This CD will have a 35 page PDF on it and nothing else. As the CD might be moved about a lot and could get damaged I was thinking ...
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Not empty CDs are detected as blank!

When I insert some data CDs in my CD/DVD drive, it is detected as blank. But they are not. They are detected properly in my desktop computer which uses MS Windows 7. How I could work around the ...
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Working CDs / DVDs does not work on my ubuntu 14.04!

I just noticed that if I insert a DVD, the drive will start spinning but it will not show the mounted disc. If insert a CD, it is mounted, but in some cases it says it is EMPTY CD, but it is not! For ...
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CD tray won't open after accidentally stopping Brasero CD burn

My laptop is an HP Pavilion g6, running Xubuntu 14.04. I was burning a CD, but accidentally pressed the spacebar. Brasero immediately stopped burning, now I can't open the CD tray anymore. I've tried ...
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Hello all. Can I install from an external cd player

I am completely new to Ubuntu, and want to check it out, so I decided to install it momentarily along windows 7, on my Acer Extensa 5635z. At first, I though of trying the windows installer and ...
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How to run installation CD for second monitor?

I am running ubuntu 14 off of a live USB. I have a second monitor that I would like to use while using ubuntu. It has an installation cd that you have to install before using, and when I click on ...
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Mobile broadband connection is unavailable / USB modem detected as CD

I have almost the same problem as described here: Cannot make mobile broadband connection in Ubuntu 13.04 I've added new broadband connection, but it's still not visible on the list. from what I ...
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Best CD audio burner

Can you guys tell me a software so i can create CDs for my car? I am currently using elementaryOS but I couldn't get much help from their forums so I came here :P Thanks!
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Problems with installing with disks

So I have a 64 Bit Computer so I downloaded the Ubuntu 64 Bit ISO. Well I have some 700MB CD-R disk. And I do not have a USB that is available to be used. My question is can I break the ISO down to ...
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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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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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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 ...