Questions relevant to optical drives (CD, DVD, Bluray, etc).

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Boot from USB, but run on auxiliary hard drive

Here us the deal. I have a Dell Vostro 1700 that a friend gave me because it died. On investigation I found that it no longer recognized the internal hard drives, but booted fine from an Ubuntu CD or ...
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xz, lzma, bzip2 or gzip? for archival purposes on optical media [closed]

I have 500GBs of : source code directories. pdf files. windows executable files. I need to burn them all on DVDs (as a backup) : Space is first priority. Retrievability from optical media is ...
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md5 for iso checks, but burn always fails

---------------------update------------------------- the disc shows as an excellent disc: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ cdck -t -v Track list (1-1): 1: 00:02:00 (sec: 000000) data 170: 82:48:60 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS not recognizing second optical drive

I'm having problems with my desktop machine, I just recently installed Ubuntu on it and have been working on creating a machine for ripping CDDA using EAC. My machine currently has a Optiarc DVD-RW ...
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How do I disable laptop optical drive eject button and assign eject to a keyboard shortcut in 14.04?

I'm on 14.04 and accidentally open my cd/dvd/bluray drive about 20 times a day. I've looked at a few questions here which provided no working solution. Both this question and this question appear to ...
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Optical drive not recognized after 14.04 update

Just installed updates in 14.04. Prior to updates the CD\DVD drive was recognized by both admin and standard user accounts. After updates can only access in admin. Standard user message is don't have ...
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Black screen if no DVD drive is present

I have used an external USB-attached DVD drive to install Kubuntu 14.04 Beta 2, 64bit edition on an older HP Mini, without any problem (standard installation, auto-partition the hard drive, standard ...
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How can I share an optical drive in a way that fools the client into thinking it's a local drive?

I'm in the frankly ludicrous situation where my desktop has two optical drives and my media centre has none (nor space for one). Before I consider something as extreme as buying an external optical ...
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why doesn't my optical drive read dvds nor bds anymore? only cds

i have installed ubuntu through a CD. now my optical drive doesn't real DVDs nor BDs anymore. i'm new to ubuntu. don't know many things. just the basics. is there a way to either configure it? ...
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i have ubuntu 12.04 LTS os on my HP Probook 445 G1 and i am unable to find options to Open and close the optical drive/tray

please help me to open it. i have to install some software on my laptop.i tried to open optical ( CD DRIVE) drive on my laptop which has ubuntu12.04 LTS os on it.
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Optical S/PDIF activate rear output

I'm trying to use the optical audio output of my motherboard to send the sound to my AV Receiver. I only see the front channels received by my AV. Indeed rear channels don't seem to be activated. ...
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Why am I unable to mount my cd/dvd drives?

Sorry to ask this question which has been asked by dozens of other people, but it seems that though the symptoms may be the same, most people have different issues. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer ...
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Realtek ALC887-VD popping sound xbmc

I have the following hardware: Asus E45M1-M Pro based htpc, Yamaha RX-V550, LG 50PA6500. Connections: sound: htpc->yamaha via s/pdif optical, video: htpc->lg tv via hdmi. And software: Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 isn't recognizing the dvd/cd drive [closed]

I've run into the same problem as this guy [closed-no answers]: UBUNTU isn't recognizing the dvd/cd drive I recently installed 12.10 (32-bit) on a HP EliteBook 8560p. I used the ODD (CD/DVD+RW) ...
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Permanently disable CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: disable the cdrom in Ubuntu 11.10 OS I have no use for a CD drive, ever. Yet it exists, consumes power, opens inadvertently when in its case or in my bed and makes noise ...