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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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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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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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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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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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2answers
253 views

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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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).