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CD disk not detected by Fedora on my Laptop

I rarely use cd's on my laptop, but I recall having the same problem a few months ago. When I put a cd in my DVD/CD drive on my laptop nothing happens. It kicked in last time without me doing anything ...
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How do I dual-boot Kali Linux With ISO (no CD/USB/DVD)

I am trying to install Kali Linux 1.0.7 to my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. I have the ISO, but I have no CD's, USB Sticks, or DVD in my home so I was wondering how can I install Kali Linux without ...
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How to listen to hardware button click events in Ubuntu? [closed]

My laptop has a slot loading DVD drive and the eject button does not work under Ubuntu. So I thought it might be possible to create a script to get the button to work. So how do I listen to that ...
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How do I split up a large .iso file across multiple DVDs via command line tools?

Say I have an ISO file that is 5GB in size. How can I split it across 2 DVDs? Please I'm looking for an actual example showing me how to do it, not just recommendations. The solution would leave the ...
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How can I install a Linux distro to my DVD-RW?

I have got a DVD-RW on which I'd like to install some linux distros, but I've tried a few(Ubuntu 13.10, Crunchbang, ElementaryOS and some others, don't really remember), but they didn't work, which ...
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Can't mount DVD

my OS is ArchLinux running on an old ASUS laptop. Recently, I picked a DVD box-set from the store and later realized that they just won't play in my computer. Thinking that the DVD's were faulty I ...
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DVD not mounted automatically in Linux Mint Debian Edition

I just installed LMDE on a brand new laptop. When I inserted a movie-dvd for the first time, it was loaded not causing any trouble. But since then, there seems to be no automatic mounting of dvds ...
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why are there 3 debian DVD isos + 2 update DVD isos in my local debian mirror?

I want to try Debian for the 1st time and I wanted to download the full DVD so I went to my local Debian mirror and what I see are 3 DVDs and 2 update DVDs. what is each? Do I need more than just the ...
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Burn fedora to DVD, but hash is incorrect

I downloaded Fedora-20-x86_64-DVD.iso from mirro site, and I checked the Sha256 with HashMyFiles, they are the same. But when I burned it to DVD, and checked the hash of DVD with Hash Codes, they are ...
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How can I add an external CD/DVD writer ?

I want to add an external CD/DVD writer to my Ubuntu 14.04 system (System 76 Ratel): the writers in my local electronics store have USB interfaces, and the drives are advertised as windows and mac ...
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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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Command line to burn DVD+R DL media on Linux?

A Plextor PX-750A on a Linux system has made many DVD+R DL coasters while trying to burn an 8GB DVD .iso file with growisofs and the Schilling cdrecord program. I tried growisofs first: growisofs ...
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Using eval and sed to perform counting and script control

Following the original issue described here:- Rip chapters of a DVD to separate files ..would someone help us understand what the following code is doing:- # count Titles, and count Cells per title. ...
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Rip chapters of a DVD to separate files

I have a DVD with cartoons for kids and there are a couple of episodes on every one of them. How can I rip them such that every episode is in a separate file? I think every episode is written as a ...
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Blu-ray or DVD-Audio: How to rip an LPCM 2.0 (192kHz, 24-bit) track and encode it to FLAC?

Is it possible rip a Blu-ray Audio or a DVD-Audio disc containing an LPCM 2.0 (192kHz, 24-bit) track and encode it to FLAC? FLAC is certainly capable of encoding to such resolution, but I'm not sure ...
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Ripping DVD in Debian Wheezy

I need to rip a DVD, to watch it later on a tablet or laptop. How can I do it? I would like to use a tool from the standard repositories. So far I tried only k3b, but it crashed.
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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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Any reason an HP C7499A DVD ROM shouldn't work on an old Sun Ultra Enterprise II?

I'm trying to switch from a CD-ROM to a DVD-ROM on an old Sparc Ultra Enterprise II. I got this C7499A but I can't seem to access anything on it. I thought that since it's SCSI it should work even ...
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How to use Fedora 20 DVD after installation

I have upgraded from Linux Fedora 12 to Fedora 20 by buying a new computer, and the shop has kindly installed Linux for me from the DVD I bought for the purpose. I assume he did the most basic ...
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Program for making a complete ISO-image of damaged DVD by multiple readings? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a program that (tries to) makes a complete ISD-image of a damaged DVD or CD. This is (AFAIK) done by reading the damged media time and time again, until the program is able to put ...
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Slackware 14 can't find DVD after booting from it

I am installing Slackware 14 from a DVD onto a gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 motherboard. The DVD boots fine but when I run setup and choose CDROM as the source, it says that it can't find the CDROM drive. ...
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Installled openSuse and now can't boot from USB or DVD

I've just installed openSuse 13.1 and, while it's great, now I want to try Mageia 4. Problem is that after installing openSuse my machine (Lenovo G560) won't boot from a USB stick or from the DVD ...
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Getting message “Error trying to open /dev/dvd exclusively” at the end of a DVD burning process when using growisofs

I am using Linux Fedora Core 4 (have to work with a legacy system) and trying to burn DVDs as a non-root user using the growisofs utility. I seem to be getting this error message at the end of the ...
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Permission of DVD device file not being retained when machine is rebooted

I am using Linux Fedora 4 and would like a non-root user to be able to write to DVDs using the DVD drive. I was able to do this by adding write access to the group of the device file /dev/scd0 and ...
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Is it bad when dvdisaster says that some sectors of a dvd disc are unreadable?

I wanted to check if an image was successfully written to a DVD, so I checked the checksums: $ sha256sum debian-7.3.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso ...
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Creating UDF image in Linux

It's embarrassing to imagine that there are no intelligent tools on Linux to create UDF images, similar to makeisofs, but I have yet to find any. The tool genisoimage does work for creating video disk ...
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Will DVD+RW work on my laptop drive marked RW?

I purchase today moserbaer DVD that is: DVD+RW. Now I want to know whether my drive supports this DVD (i.e. the DVD can be burned)! On my drive its written RW & ReWritable. Also please see the ...
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Why can't I copy my DVD with dd?

I tried dd, dd_rescue and ddrescue, all failed. I thought these tools bypass the filesystem and make a bitwise copy. dd is fooled, it finishes but just produces a small file and states it's finished. ...
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How to make file system on DVD

I ran the below command to check file system on a few DVDs. sudo file -s /dev/sr0 The DVDs which were working had responded properly to this command. But the DVDs which were not getting burnt (by ...
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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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bombono dvd renders menus indefinitely

I'm trying to use bombono dvd authoring tool to create some DVDs. Unfortunately when I try to generate an image bombono gets to a point where it says 'rendering menu #3' and hangs there indefinitely. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS doesn't auto-mount DVD drive

For some reason, my Ubuntu has ceased to auto-mount DVD media. I can do manually sudo mount /dev/dvdrw /mnt/dvdrw and mounting happens fine and I can access the media. But it doesn't do it ...
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How to rip a scratched DVD-Video? (a “cdparanoia for DVDs”)

I usually use the very nice and simple dvdbackup program to rip and backup my DVD-Video. However some of my DVDs have a few scratches and my DVD drive has some trouble reading a few sectors. So, is ...
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remastering knoppix DVD

I read the remastering Knoppix howto guide at http://ftp.knoppix.net/wiki/Knoppix_Remastering_Howto and wast able to remaster a CD. However, when I tried the same for a Knoppix DVD, it failed. I ...
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How to burn iso image to DVD using dd command

I was looking at the command to burn iso image to a dvd. But I couldnt get the name of the device. In the /dev/ I could see cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw. I am using debian. When I gave the command, I got ...
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Questions regarding mounting CD-ROM on linux

I am trying to mount the dvd+rw drives in my Debian 7 PC. There are two drives and I can see that these exist in /dev: $ ls -la /dev/dvd* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Oct 26 07:47 dvd -> sr1 ...
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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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How to re-encode a DVD into a single file?

A DVD file layout has a directory named "VIDEO_TS" which contains a variety of files. These files can include multiple video and audio channels, subtitles, and menu structure (UI). Is there a format ...
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Arch DVD colours

On my Arch machine, I wanted to play the DVD Skyfall. It opened with VLC, and everything worked, except that everything was a bit greenish. Why is that happening? Dragon player isn't better either. ...
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Create a DVD Video ISO image from a directory

I've prepared myself a DVD Video image using 3rd-party tools. It has created a VIDEO_TS folder et al, and looks great. What I'd like to do next is to add another folder to store additional ...
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Mplayer, start with dvdnav support

Currently I'm starting mplayer to play a dvd like this: mplayer /dev/sr0, however I can't get beyond the menu like that, as this doesn't have dvdnav support. How do I start it with ths support. I am ...
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No 'Write to Disk' option in Nautilus?

I am using Fedora 19, I want to burn my .iso file to DVD. Using Nautilus, I click on the .iso file with RMB but there is no 'Write to Disk' option, why it is absent, and how else am i going to burn ...
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How can the Debian DVD .iso file be used to install software without a CD Drive or the Internet?

Question Background: I donot have a CD-Drive I downloaded Debian DVD Wheezy 64 Bit Installed Basic Utilities + Desktop by usb boot NOW I want to install more software Problem: apt-get install vlc ...
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Can't play DVDs on Linux Ubuntu laptop

I can't play a DVD on my Ubuntu laptop. I've tried VLC. A window with a traffic cone opens and the Drive spins for a short time, then stops. Nothing else happens.
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USB DVD device type, /dev designation

What is the device type of an external USB DVD player to use when using the Linux mount command? ISO9660 is the type for the internal CDROM. What is the corresponding type for a DVD drive? Are ...
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Why do I have to use sh to execute scripts from CD/DVD media?

I hit again on this strange behaviour of the system. I'm running Debian 6.0.6 and had quite some troubles executing a script directly from CD/DVD. Finally I had to use: sh /media/cdrom/command to ...
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Can I use dd to make an ISO of a DVD that is only as large as the data on the DVD?

I am starting to make backups of my movie DVDs at home. I am using DD to make ISO images of my DVD as follows: dd if=/dev/dvd of=~/dvd/abc.iso However, even though the content of the DVD is only, ...
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Novice Ubuntu 12.04 user needs help! [closed]

I'm new to Unix/Linux and someone suggested I try Ubuntu. I like it but I can't figure a couple of things out and don't really have time to google up ways to solve the problem. Answers from a quick ...
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Read the title from a DVD?

I've noticed that each DVD image has a semi-unique uppercase name. Is there a standardized way for me to simply read this name as a non-root user in Linux? I'm on an Ubuntu 12.04 derivative running ...