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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Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I've got a friend who wants to try Ubuntu on his netbook, but doesn't have a USB drive he can use, and of course the netbook doesn't have a CD drive. Is it possible for him to install Ubuntu?
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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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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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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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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 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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How to install Windows 7 inside Virtualbox of Ubuntu?

I have already dual systems : Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my laptop. The Windows 7 had been installed when I bought this laptop, and I don't have a CD. I just installed VitrualBox under Ubuntu, ...
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How can I run an executable from a CD when it doesn't have the executable bit set?

A textbook I'm using came with a CD containing a few supplementary applications. To my pleasant surprise, it appears to include an installer for Linux. The readme file on the CD provides the ...
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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 make a live CD/DVD from my harddisk installation?

How can I make a live CD/DVD from my harddisk installation? In other words, I would like to create a boot CD from Ubuntu that is installed on my PC, because I want to include the updated packages in ...
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How do I banish the “You have just inserted an Audio CD.” dialog forever?

Sometimes when I insert an audio CD I get a dialog that says "You have just inserted an Audio CD. Choose what application to launch." It doesn't show up for every CD... probably something like once ...
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How to cd into a directory with blanks?

I have a directory called "foo bar baz blob". How can I $ cd "foo bar baz blob" I have tried with quoting (" and ') and with escaping the blanks (\ ). It does not work. Tab-completion does not work ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I mount an ISO without administrative privileges?

Can I mount an ISO in Ubuntu 10.04 without requiring the use of sudo? This is all I know how to do: sudo mount -o loop -t iso9660 image.iso /media/iso A few answers mentioned using something ...
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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 cd ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezing upon CD/DVD installation at “installing system”

First off, I have a very old computer. I feel it necessary to point out that it has a Pentium 4 processor, I believe 768 MB of RAM, and about 30 GB total on the hard drive. Now, onto my predicament... ...
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freeBSD bootable CD/USB from Ubuntu

How to create bootable CD or USB (preferably) from Ubuntu? I tried FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img from freeBSD.org with ubuntu service: Startup Disk Creator - but it fails saying: "...
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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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Check burned Ubuntu CD

My OS is Ubuntu 10.10. I have burned Ubuntu 11.04 into a CD. Now I tried to check the CD following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM#Check%20the%20CD, as following: $ ls -l -rwxrwx--- 1 ...
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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 apt-...
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show the target of current directory(symbolic link)

I'm in directory ~/a which is a symbolic link to ~/b/c. My prompt looks like: ~/a$ But I hope to cd to ~/b/c. ~/a$ cd . ~/a$ It doesn't work. What's the right way?
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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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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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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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Software to make a custom live CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to easy remaster ubuntu? I'm looking for a list of a free easy to use program to create custom live CDs I can find something like this? I've tried recontructor but it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 download [duplicate]

Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.3 package for bootable CD. This package is 707MB and will not fit on normal 700MB CD, please advise. Thanks.