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Ubuntu 15.10 does not read my CD drive

I have read/tried just about every post I've seen on here but Ubuntu will not see my CD drive. When I run sudo lshw -C disk I get the following: *-disk:0 description: SCSI Disk physical id: ...
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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 ...
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CDROM not showing up on Lenovo G50

I'm running Jessie/sid as my base. When I type lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation ValleyView SSA-CUnit (rev 0e) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ValleyView Gen7 (rev ...
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How can I trigger scripts on a virtual machine when I insert a CD or DVD in the host?

I have a PC running XenServer 6.2.0 It hosts, among others, an Ubuntu VM that I configured to rip and copy my CD/DVD collection to the NAS hosting my media collection. What I would like it to do on ...
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Background service to play CDs without being logged in

Before I reinvent wheel, is there currently a background service that can detect when a CD is inserted and if it is an audio CD, mount it and execute a command to play it without being logged in. ...
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How can an ISO file be written (copied) to a disc as a single file using wodim?

Problem An ISO file needs to be 'burned' to a disc as a file, not an ISO image, and by using wodim. Question How can an ISO file be written (copied) to a disc as a single file using wodim?
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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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Removing Debian installation Prompt 3

I already tried Removing Debian Installation Prompt methods but when i tried running bcdedit in my terminal it told me "The boot configuration data store could not be opened.. Access is denied." How ...
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Why am I getting CD requests in Debian APT-GET?

Code and outputs sudo apt-get install xfsprogs [sudo] password for masi: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages ...
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Is there a way to get the status of the audio CD (idle/playing)?

I am wondering if there is way to get the state of the CD drive in the command line if there is an audio cd inserted. Can you play a track on the CD and then get back somehow from the system the ...
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Recover Track on blanked CD-RW

I am trying to recover files from a probably quick-blanked CD-RW. When analysing the CD with photorec it detects a disk size of 2048B or one sector; other tools see a blank disk. However cdrwtool ...
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How can I list my optical drive's possible burning speeds using the command line?

I have a CD-R/RW DVD+/-R/RW drive. How can determine its available burning speeds (e.g. 2x, 4x, etc.) using the command line, so that I can add options such as -speed= to programs such as growisofs? ...
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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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blkid not working immediately after cdrecord

I have a product based on a CentOS 6.3 system. One of our features is that the user can spit their data out to a CDROM. In making some fixes, I've run into a weird issue - immediately after the ...
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[Linux Debian 8]: Driver Installation asks me to insert a disc

So I recently installed Debian 8 and am currently trying to get the software configured with my NVIDIA video card. The official Debian page instructed me to do this: Add deb ...
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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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How to determine if a cd/dvd medium is writable

Is there any way to determine whether an inserted CD/DVD medium is writable or not on Linux? It seems that the good old cdrecord had an option called -minfo, which is missing in wodim.
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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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How to differentiate USB flash drive and CD-ROM?

I want to differentiate an USB flash drive and a CD-ROM. My requirement is when I connect to a system only the CD-ROM should work, but not the USB key.
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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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Commands to read and eject CD?

My laptop is a Thinkpad T400 and the OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I find I have a problem where the CD-RW on my laptop sometimes doesn't read the CD, following some flashing light and sound, after I inserted ...
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Why does Debian include “cdrom” in sources.list?

Here's my sources.list # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20130$ # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20130$ deb ...
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Are All The Packages Included On The Debian DVD/CD Images Or Just The Most Popular?

My understanding is that Debian and all the software available in the matching online repo (eg: https://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages) are released together on a series of disc images ...
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Building an offline installer Debian CD

I have to build an install CD to help others people to setup a Debian server with Apache/Mysql/PHP and our application. But the CD must install the full system offline (because servers will be ...
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Creating an Ubuntu Live CD through SUSE Linux [closed]

How can I create a live Ubuntu 11.10 CD on SUSE?
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not able to mount burned ISO9660 file-system before ejecting and re-inserting the media

After burning an ISO9660 file-system(wodim -v dev='/dev/scd0' -sao ubcd521.iso) to a CD, I always need to first eject the CD and then re-inserted it in order to be able to mount the created CD: ...
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Full Linux distro under 50 MB for a business card CD

I need a full Linux distribution for a non-profit activist organisation that can fit on a business card CD. If that's not possible, there is a business card DVD option too with up to 400 MB capacity. ...
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Make a bootable CD without ISO file but from a CD

I have a Windows XP CD which I want to install on a USB Drive. However my own CD drive is broken. I have a friend's laptop on which Windows 7 is installed (and no idea if it has a CDROM of not). ...
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Debian iso image is too large to fit in a standard 700MB CD

debian-7.7.0-amd64-kde-CD-1 I downloaded the above from: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/release/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/ ... but it appears to be too large for a standard 700 MB CD ...
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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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Debian installation fails due to CDROM not being detected [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...