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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Determine CD/DVD burn date

How can I determine the date when a CD/DVD was written? I have already tried Disc info in Nero4Linux and cdrecord -v dev=xxx -toc, but unfortunately none of them gave me the answer. I know there ...
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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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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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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Kubuntu 12.04 CD/DVD drive no longer recognized

Dear potential helpers, I have the following problem on a circa-2008 Asus Laptop with Kubuntu 12.04.3 (3.2.0-39-generic-pae): After months of working fine, the CD/DVD drive is no longer recognized. ...
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Deja Dup Backup to Cd/Dvd Possible or Not?

I started to use Linux/Ubuntu 12.04 last week. I'm a new comer. I liked this O.S. But I have a question which I couldn't find the answer here and by google search. The question is "Can I get scheduled ...
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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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Xubuntu 15.10 mounting data cd as audio cd

I am trying to run a game on my Xubuntu machine. When I put the CD in for the game it recognizes it as an audio CD with a "Track 2.wav" that is the same size as the collective files on the disk. When ...
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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 14....
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Why ssh shows Desktop folder as a file?

I am using ssh to accessing a server and I could use scp to copy some files to server Desktop by: scp T.tar.gz username@serverIP:/home/username/Desktop but now I cannot access to server Desktop ...
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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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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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Where is the CD / DVD Burner application

Inserting a blank dvd does not pop up the autoplay. Search in dash or ubuntu software centre does not match anything called CD / DVD Creator. I tried Brasero but it crashes. I'm just trying to burn ...
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Unable to save anything to CD, disc mounts as Read-Only

I have recently upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and now I can't save nothing to CD. The CD is mounted automatically when I introduce a CD-ROM but in gnome-disks shows: $ dmesg | grep sr0 sr0: ...
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How can I find what process is trying to write to a CD that's offline?

I've got a Virtual CD which can mount remote media via IPMI. After doing an install of Ubuntu 12.10 I'm getting this error every 2 sec in the syslog and on the console: [628.890722] sr 6:0:0:0: ...
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Can't boot into 12.04

My laptop is Benq with Windows XP. The CD-ROM is not working and my BIOS can't support booting from USB. What should I do? I tried to mount the ISO file that I downloaded. It auto-runs and prompts me ...
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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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Won't read or play CD/DVD?

I have an emachine W3105. AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8 GHz processor 512 MB RAM 100 GB hard drive DVD±RW DL drive I replace windows XP OS with Ubuntu 12.04 and it won't detect the DVD±RW DL drive. I ran ...
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Can't get Audio CD Extractor to open when I insert a CD

When I insert a CD I want Audio CD Extractor to open. Right now Banshee opens. I've gone to System Settings, Removable Media and I have chosen Audio CD Extractor for how CD Audio media should be ...
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Why don't I have permission to read files on the CD I bought?

I recently bought this book, which came with an accompanying CD. When I try to view the contents of the CD in Ubuntu, I don't have read permission for any of the files. ls -al in the root of the CD ...
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Podcast manager that burns CD

I can't find any podcast manager that will let me burn the podcast to CD. Is there software for Ubuntu that will let you download podcasts and then burn to CD?
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Using Brasero with two cd drives

When using Brasero I would like to use both drives. One for the blank media and the other with the media I would like to copy. When I open Brasero it seems to insist that I change media regardless of ...
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CD tray not responding

I have an issue with my laptop's CD tray : whenever I put a CD inside, it rotates and then stops following the same cycles for like 5 minutes during which none of the CD related commands and tools ...
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DVD drive doesn't work properly in Ubuntu

I ran System Testing app on my system and it didn't seem to work properly and stopped or crashed 2 or 3 times during tests and the last time during the Optical Drive test it took so long and the test ...
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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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Unable to play last tracks of mp3 cd

for some reason I am not able to play the last tracks of some mp3 cds (of a audiobook I purchased). I am able to play the first tracks of the CD. Therefore it couldn't be a problem with missing codecs....
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Rhythmbox Extract Speed

How can you specify the extract speed in Rhythmbox 3.1? I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 64bit and Rhythmbox's extract speed is really slow ripping a music CD. How do you speed that up? Thanks
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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 burn an audio master cd?

What I do: I record and mix audio using Ardour or Harrison Mixbus. Most of the time now, I don't need to create an master audio cd: bands ans artists are happy enough with audio files. Providing them ...
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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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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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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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How can I get my Macbook Air Superdrive to work? on Ubuntu 13.10

So ive used this sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 It wakes my Drive up but I can't play DVD with it on VLC or "Videos" VLC gives no error (Here is my Terminal log from VLC https://ghostbin.com/...
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Cannot view a CD that I inserted in drive

Nothing happens when I insert the CD in the drive. They are all graphic files. I see no icon on desktop, dont know where to find the CD in the system. Ubuntu 14.04
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cd shows incorrect “no such file/directory” message

I'm running a crouton root on a chromebook, and the cd command refuses to work. I've looked at similar problems, and I'm certain that I'm entering the command and arguments properly. But it still ...
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getting direct to /home/vagrant

I have installed Ubuntu machine on VB via vagrant. The problem is when I login to machine.I have to run cd command twice.e.g cd /home cd /vagrant to access directories rather than cd /home/vagrant ...
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DVD drive keeps ejecting

my dvd-drive keeps ejecting. Laptop: Lenovo T420 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) Additional info: $ dmesg | tail [ 3638.453355] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 91410, async page read [ 3638....
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14.04 Not Recognizing files on cd

I have some CD's with data on them that were created in XP. The CD's mount but appear to contain no data. I'm able to play audio CD's that were burned in XP, just not able to access data on CD's. Is ...
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BIG ISSUE: Mouse and keyboard don't work on boot menu

Whenever I turn on my computer, as usual the keyboard and mouse turn on, but then they turn off on the boot menu and the screen where you select Ubuntu, or it does it for you in like 10 seconds. After ...
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CD/DVD drive disappeared 14.04LTS

I had been using the CD/DVD drive on my computer just fine for years. Then just out of the blue, for some reason when I insert a dvd nothing is recognized. I have updated, restarted, searched for the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...