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How can I install a Linux distribution to my DVD-RW?

I have got a DVD-RW on which I'd like to install some linux distributions, but I've tried a few (Ubuntu 13.10, Crunchbang, ElementaryOS and some others, don't really remember), but they didn't work, ...
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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 drive nothing happens. It kicked in last time without me doing anything but I don't ...
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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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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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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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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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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 giving inconsistent size informatin

I have a (read-only, commercial, dual-layer) DVD which I’m trying to create a backup copy of on my computer (because DVDs can be damaged). However, when I try to determine the size of the disc, I get ...
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linux tool to create multiboot dvd?

I am searching for a linux tool to create a multiboot dvd. I found something about Sardu or Xboot, but these are Windows tools. Is there Linux software that can do the same? I have found unetbootin ...
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Speed run through DVD with ddrescue

I'm using ddrescue to get data from damaged DVDs. If DVDs are badly damaged, the CDROM drive really struggles to read at all, and can spend 10 seconds continuously readjusting the beam arm or ...
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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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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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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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Multi-Distro boot DVD with SystemRescueCD 2.8.0 fails to boot the SRCD portion

I'm trying to create a multi-distro mutli-boot dvd image containing (amongst others) the SystemRescueCD iso. I'm using GRUB as the boot loader and I've managed to get most of the other ISOs booting ...
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an error occurred while mounting /mnt/ata-HL-DT-SI_DVDRAM_GH24NS72K2AC8GK5355

my DVD writer is not working so that i mount the CD/DVD Drive in mount directory and now iam getting this type of error when my Ubuntu starts an error occurred while mounting /mnt/ata-HL-DT- ...
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Pentium D and GeForce 6700 does not have enough power to play DVD full screen

I have an older computer which I would like to use as a DVD and video file player. These are the specs: CPU = Intel Pentrium D @ 3 GHz RAM = 1 GB GPU = NVIDIA GeForce 6700 XL HDD = 229 GB OS = Ubuntu ...
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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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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. ...