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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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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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 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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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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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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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 i emulate a CD-ROM through a USB cable to another computer?

So I was wondering if anyone out there knew a way to do something like the following 1. Mount ISO/DVD on Host 2. share through a USB connection: Making the client think the USB connection is a native ...
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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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“BusyBox initramfs” prompt while attempting to install from live CD on 2nd HDD

I've created a partition in ext3 on my second HDD to install Linux. However, when I come to boot the CD, I get directed to a BusyBox prompt with no other choice than help. Other topics I've read on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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K3b audio CD spanning

I need to burn some audio CDs for my player, but k3b doesn't seem to automaticly burn on multiple CDs(aka splitting the data). Is there any way to do this automatically?
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How to alter the diameter of the centre when Print To CD Epson R300

I was happy to find installing my Epson Stylus Photo R300 a relatively easy affair on my newly installed Ubuntu 14 (once I'd remembered to actually plug in the USB cable that is :-) I was even more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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K3b problem burning cd

I can't make audio cds with K3b although in the past I could... Anyone who has a clue about it is welcome... This is my debugging output: Devices HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GT10N A109 (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10/Win 8.1 Dual boot CD

I burned a CD with ubuntu 13.10, but when I booted up, it would not recognize the CD. So I installed the startup help for if that were to happen, but when I select Ubuntu, it gives me an error screen ...