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Debian installation fails due to CDROM not being detected

This is a problem many users have, but there doesn't seem to be an effective solution that works for everybody. When trying to install Debian 7.6 (problem exists for other versions as well) from a ...
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Extremely slow CD-ROM burning

When I try to burn a CD-ROM using K3B, the burner slows down from 10x to 0.12x after writing exactly 71MB. Consequently, burning a 142MB live CD takes more than a hour. Why is this happening? The ...
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Debian - cannot find cdrom

Having a jessie/sid debian box on kernel 3.13 (had same issue on kernel 3.10) First thing I notices was that k3b didn't find any optical drives. Then: The optical drives (dvd-writers) are found in ...
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How can I mount a block device from one computer to another via the network as a block device?

Is it possible to export a block device such as a DVD or CDROM and make it so that it's mountable on another computer as a block device? NOTE: I'm not interested in doing this using NFS or Samba, I ...
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Confusion about group `cdrom` in linux system

When I type command groups ubuntu, the output would we like, ubuntu : ubuntu adm dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev netdev admin I am interested in the cdrom group. What does the group ...
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contents of xp cd is not visible [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. I want to take an ISO copy of XP installation CD but when I insert CD it's seen as empty CD. Is there any way to access the content of CD?
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Getting capabilities of my CD/DVD drive when wodim --devices doesn't work

I used to be able to run either commands successfully on my Fedora 14 Thinkpad T410 laptop: $ wodim --scanbus $ wodim --devices However since upgrading to Fedora 19 this no longer seems to work and ...
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Burned binary files don't match original files

Kernel = 2.6.23.1-42 genisoimage 1.1.6 (Linux) Wodim 1.1.10 Create iso image: genisoimage -V "Data_Layer_1" -v -J -r -o cdl_data_1.iso cdl_1/ Test integrity of iso image: mount -t iso9660 -o loop ...
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Unable to backup data on DVD

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04. I want to make backup of my data on DVD but unable to do so. To test this I'm backing up file name 'tomboy' from my current directory to DVD. ...
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Determining a CD-R(W)'s capacity

I've seen various questions asked (and answered) regarding how to detect the size of various media on a GNU/Linux system, and in particular how much space has been used on an optical drive. But is ...
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How can I disable the button of my CD/DVD drive?

Up until Fedora 14 I was successfully using cdctl to enable/disable the CD/DVD eject button on my laptop (Thinkpad T410). Sadly it has stopped working now. I've consulted the methods discussed in ...
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strange problems on cd-rom writers

I have a really strange problems with my last 5 burners. They look all broken. They can read the files on CDs but when I burn a cd it seem that the burning was gone well, but when I try to md5 the ...
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Linux: how to rename cdrom drives

I'm running Debian. I've changed computer, migrating the root partition, a few times. My cdrom drive is listed as /dev/cdrom3. This does sometimes cause some problems. I'd like to rename it to ...
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How to mount the CD-ROM on Solaris 10?

How to mount the CD-ROM on Solaris 10 without knowing the CD-ROM device name?
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what determines overburn capability of CD-R?

I had a 733MiB ISO image which I tried to write to a CD-R. I had two CD-R disks from different manufacturers. With first CD-R disk(TDK) the burning process failed, but using the second CD-R(EMTEC), it ...
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understanding “-dao”, “-sao”, “-tao” and “-raw” writing modes for wodim in practice

In wodim one can choose between many different writing modes like Disk At Once("-dao"), Session At Once("-sao"), Track At Once("-tao") or Raw writing mode("-raw"). As I understand, Track At Once ...
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Compare two cdroms

I would like to verified if two CD-ROMs (UDF) identical or not. One cdrom will be read at Windows and the other CD-ROM at Linux, where the CD-ROMs can be with different burning programs. This means ...
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Removing Debian Installation Prompt

I attempted to install Debian through a CD, with the initial .exe working fine. However, when I rebooted and went through the installation procedure, my system could not tell that there was a disk ...
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How to mount iso9660 filesystem as read write

Hey my iso file won't accept device files so I was wondering how I could mount a cdrw with an iso9660 filesystem as read write to copy device files to the cdrw.
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Making the keyboard eject switch work

My keyboard switch for ejecting the CDROM does not work though it displays an eject button on the screen. I need to make it work. I know ejecting a cdrom using system call is as simple as ...
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Cannot Recognize ISO in Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow) in VMWare View Player

It's a long story of why I am trying to do this (basically supporting a business that has not updated their servers in a LONG time). In any case, I am trying to mount an ISO in VMWare View player so I ...
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Lock CD/DVD drive (prevent eject) [duplicate]

On my laptop the eject button for the CD/DVD drive is placed in a very unfortunate position and I hit it a dozen times per day and the tray pops out. I found many solutions which seemed to work for ...
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Create a Random ISO Image Using dd

I would like to create a ISO file for testing optical drives with the method mentioned here. I want to create an ISO file filled with random data, so I can burn it to a CD, read it back and compare ...
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mount failed to process probably corrupted CD

I wanted to check a CD from my drawer. I inserted it into my drive and issued mount. I got mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount command did not exit. I checked ...
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How to verify a CD against an ISO image?

I've got a physical burnt CD and the original ISO image of it. No reference checksum files were provided for the CD contents. How do I check the actual CD is correct (corresponds to the original ...
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Create multisession ISO image to burn on a remote CD

I need to be able to take a number of files on one machine and generate a .iso image to burn to a multisession CD-R that has already had a session written to it. I can easily create an image for the ...
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Automount cdrom when accessed via NFS

I am currently running CentOS 5 on a server that has a built-in CDROM drive. I currently have a setup where /media/cdrom is automatically mounted by autofs as needed and I am exporting /media/cdrom ...
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How can I convert a .cue / .bin ( with cdr tracks) image into a single .iso file?

The title is descriptive as is: How can I convert a .cue / .bin (cdr track) image into a single .iso file? I have Fedora 16 (x86-64) Linux 3.1.9-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jan 13 16:37:42 UTC 2012 ...
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Why does linux scan my cdrom on boot?

My linux system scans my cdrom on boot. Can I disable that feature without removing my cdrom tray?
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If I dd a CDROM, then I always get the exact copy of the CDROM?

If I: dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cdrom.iso then I will always get the exact same, bit-by-bitly same image that is the same as the original CDROM? Or are there any methods that prevents copying all the ...
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How to create UDF images and burn them to DVD or CDROM?

Writing CDs with cdrecord and making images with genisoimage is no problem. I want to write DVDs in a similar manner, first creating an image, then burning it to disk. This is quite beneficial, since ...
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Auto mount cd or dvd on CLI based ubuntu server

I am using Ubuntu server as a samba server. The solution I am looking for is whenever the disks are inserted (cd or dvd) they should get auto-mounted to /cdrom directory. Are there any tools for ...
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Copying many CDs to disk

I have many old (data) CDs. I want to copy them all to the disk, but the problem is that some of these CDs are no longer readable and it is extremely tiresome to copy the CDs one by one. Is there ...
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Find the DVD-ROM path in FreeBSD

I do not know the path of my DVD-ROM and also my external hard drive to mount them in FreeBSD using the mount command. What command should I use to find their path?
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APTonCD equivalent for Fedora

Is there an equivalent of APTonCD for Fedora? I tried googling and found YUMonCD but wanted to know if there exists some package in the repos.
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How to check why the cdrom cannot be open exclusively

Sometimes when I try to burn an ISO image, the message that "/dev/sr0" cannot be open exclusively appears. lsof does not shows any program that opens "/dev/sr0" (I checked for aliases too).
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Is there a CD/DVD disk reading test tool for Linux?

When I was using DOS and Windows I've seen quite a selection of tools to check optical disks for readability and benchmark an optical drive itself. Most of them were even visualising the results in ...
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Calculate md5sum of a CD/DVD

I have an ISO file, which I burned to a CD. Now how can I check if the CD is correctly created? I would like a command that calculate the hash sum that I can use to check with the hash sum I calculate ...