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How to mount AARUF CD image?

I have a CD image file which has AARUF as its filename extension and I want to access its files. Using file, I don't get any further information about the format: $ file image.aaruf image.aaruf: data $...
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How can I read the RID of a CDRW or DVDRW on Linux?

This question is inspired by this answer on SuperUser by Proger_Cbsk. The RID is the Recorder IDentification. It uniquely identifies the drive that wrote the CD/DVD. What software if anything can read ...
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CD-ROM drive fails to open/recognize inserted cd in Legacy boot mode

Recently I wanted to check that I'm able to read cd/dvd disks. No my surprise my "old" laptop failed to do so. After investigating today I've found out cd drive works on Linux Mint 17.x ...
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Making USB to SATA DVD drive show up as sr0 in Debian

I have a WH16NS40 DVD drive that I want to use on my Debian 12 virtual machine. The drive is inside a Vantec NexStar DX2 USB 3.0 external enclosure, which connects to the DVD drive via a standard SATA ...
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Install Samba package from ISO file or CDROM

I have an old server which is running Ubuntu Linux 16.04 in a lab environment. It is not not possible to upgrade to the new Ubuntu version due to hardware capacity. I decided to keep it and us it as ...
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Check if computer have a CDROM?

ALL, In the past there was a standard to have a floppy drive on the computer. Now even CD-ROM is optional. Is there a way to find out if the device is present on the machine? Not mounted, not the disk ...
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What is LSN in the cd-info track list?

When I run cd-info the track list looks like this: CD-ROM Track List (1 - 1) #: MSF LSN Type Green? Copy? 1: 00:02:00 000000 data false no 170: 68:17:27 307152 leadout (688 MB ...
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Hotswapping CDs on Linux

Right now I'm trying to install Battlefield 2 from CD-ROM on my Linux computer (I know Battlefield 2 is a little old now but I couldn't care less). Of course, it needs to be run under Wine, and ...
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INVALID: RHEL 7.9 not detecting CD drive, no /dev/sr0

I am trying to mount a CD on a RHEL 7.9 system. It is an internal drive and works fine. It opens, closes and you can here it spinning up. When I put a CD into the drive and attempt to mount it, I do ...
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Set +x executable permission on a CD-ROM

I want to add +x permission executable on my ISO. So I can run it directly on Linux host when clicking my CD-ROM. I tried sudo chmod 555 tester and then burned it on ISO, but the tester only had read ...
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dd stops copying mid-way through a CD

I got a couple of old disks I'm trying to copy over to a HDD. Some of the disks worked fine and I was able to copy them using just mount and rsync, however as is it with old disks, some of the disks ...
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Can't mount a cdrom in Manjaro

I tried mounting my cdrom in linux so i researched a little (i found articles like this or this) But every time i enter any of the mount commands in the articles i get this error:    /mnt  sudo ...
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Block special file for first session of multisession CD

I have a multisession CD. The first session is CD audio tracks and the second is an SVCD q.v. "CD Extra" and "Blue book". When played on a CD player, the audio tracks are (until ...
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Unable to mount USB CD Drive

I have a Linux machine running CentOS7 that does not have a built-in CD drive. I need to copy files from a CD onto the computer, so I'm using a USB CD drive. I cannot get the computer to recognize the ...
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System keeps trying to access/read my laptop's empty CD drive

I'm using a 16-to-18-years-old laptop, a Clevo Zeus M3CW, on which I recently installed antiX Linux 19.3. The kernel version is 4.9.235 (compiled for 486). Now, whenever I boot, the kernel complains ...
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Unable to read CD contents after mounting

I'm attempting to mount a CD drive (via USB) and read the contents of the CD in the drive. I'm able to mount the drive fine, but I'm unable to read the contents. Here's what I've done: $ lsblk NAME ...
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Mounting an old Sun CDROM on Linux (Debian Buster)

I have an old CDROM of media content that will have been intended for use on a Sun Unix machine. The CD packaging gives no details of the filesystem type etc. beyond- mount -o ro /dev/sr0 /cdrom ...
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Multi-Session CD in Linux

I am trying to read a Multi-Session CD (produced on a MS Windows system) on Linux. I want to access the individual sessions. I have found that I can write: mount -t iso9660 -oro,session=2 /dev/dvd /...
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How to make "CD-ROM" emulation using USB mass-storage device?

I have a USB-disk that shows this when connected: [262821.796343] scsi 6:0:0:0: CD-ROM General USB Flash Disk 1100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 [262821.796697] scsi 6:0:0:1: Direct-Access General ...
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Can't create UDF disk in Linux with mkudffs

So, it's that time of year when I need to make a backup disk of some files on a Windows machine, and I want to use UDF so that I can add to it later. It's refusing to let me create any CDs or DVDs ...
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How to properly erase and use a CD-RW

There is this CD-RW which I always used to burn distros' CDs. All of a sudden it acts like a normal CD. When I mount it, it gets mounted this way: - Proprietary: Root - Access: Read only - Group: ...
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What is the best way to install Debian to a PC without a CD or DVD drive?

I built a PC a few years ago, and didn't include an opticall drive (CD or DVD). I don't know who uses them anymore but I don't. Now I want to install Debian to the PC, but it wants to detect a CD-...
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How to put GRUB2 on a CD reading the boot configuration file from harddisk?

After having trouble with Linux (openSUSE Leap 15) and Windows 7 overwriting each other's boot sectors (and me failing to integrate GRUB2 into Windows 7' boot menu), I wanted to put GRUB2 on a ...
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Why does my CD drive pop open randomly?

I have Debian 9 and at random times my CD drive pops open. Sometimes it pops open while browsing on Firefox, and sometimes it pops open while I'm just moseying around my desktop. A few times it even ...
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Can not Mount "/dev/hdb on /cdrom" on Carrier i-Vu CCN

I had to replace a hard drive in a Carrier I-VU HVAC Control server for a nursing home with no heat. I am not a HVAC guy but am trying to get heat back on because repairman could not get it for a week....
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Viewing ISO9660/Joliet/UDF Windows attributes?

How can I see the Windows attributes on optical discs? Examples: * Hidden. * Read-Only. * System file. The ACL tools on Linux still do not display the hidden attribute for instance.
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Generating dead LBA list from gddrescue mapfile/logfile?

I ultimately would like to know which files in images generated by (g)ddrescue are affected by damage. gddrescue (command ddrescue) is a tool for recovering data from damaged media. When specifying ...
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Can dvdisaster recover optical discs better than gddrescue?

gddrescue is more universal. But both tools are just limited by hardware restrictions. If a CD's sector is unreadable, the drive usually refuses to let the computer know about the subcode. For ...
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How to determine if an unmounted CD/DVD is in the drive?

Under Linux, is there any way to get a yes/no answer to whether or a CD/DVD drive contains a disc which isn't mounted but which can be mounted or written to?
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Reading an old (damaged) CD-R

I am trying to recover data from an old CD that was in storage. However, when I try to mount it: sudo mount -t hfs /dev/cdrom /mnt I get the message mount: no medium found on /dev/sr0 Is there any ...
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How do I mount USB CDROM Drive

I have an external usb cdrom drive but cannot find it in RHEL 7.4. The attached image is the results of my "ls /dev/". When I execute the "cat /var/log/dmesg | grep usb" I get the below results but ...
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How to create Local Repository in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to try to use an Ubuntu DVD ISO as a local Repository. I have tried the following: Mount the ISO; for example in /mnt/localRepo In the /etc/apt/source.list I put the the following string: ...
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cdrecord burn raw files

Using cdrecord command how to burn raw files like text,pdf,doc etc., to cd at multiple sessions and cant be erasable once burned. Any command for this problem ?
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How to check that dvd-rw is erased?

I formatted dvd-rw disc with the following command dvd+rw-format -blank=full /dev/sr0 If I try the command dd if=/dev/sr0 bs=2048 | hexdump -C, nothing happens. How to verify that every bit of the ...
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Batch convert ISO/WAV/CUE back into BIN/CUE

I've been looking for a command utility/script that does the opposite of bchunck, but can't seem to find one. What bchunck does is taking a mixed-mode CD image in BIN/CUE format and separate it into ...
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How to resolve this error "Last Trap: Fast Data Access MMU Miss" when boot cdrom from Solaris ok mode?

I burned a new solaris 10 OS DVD with ultraISO, but this error was raised when boot cdrom from ok mode. {0} ok boot cdrom -avs Boot device: /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@4/scsi@0/disk@p6 File and args: -...
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Is it possible to insert a physical CD into a VirtualBox machine?

I have CDs for Age of Empire III and I would like to play it in a Windows 10 VM. Is this possible? I know how to insert virtual CDs (i.e., ISO files) into a VirtualBox VM (via the "Storage" settings), ...
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Logging an event for CD creation?

How can I tell from Linux logs (Red Hat in particular) that a user burned a CD? Does Linux log an event or events when a CD is burned from the built-in burning solution (or other burning software)? ...
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Executing a program on a cd. Couldn't find in search

New to Linux, studying for Linux+. The textbook comes with a cd for additional exam review and so as expected, I mount the cd (googling as I do so) and I see individual files including a start.exe. I ...
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How to copy CDROM to ISO in Debian 8.x?

I need to copy Codonics medical data from CD to ISO. I insert an CDROM in the CD drive TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653H of my Dell Precision T1600. The system detects and mounts the CD when you insert it ...
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How do I get to know my optical drives read and write capabilities?

I want to learn which media my optical device can read and write to?
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How to read data from optical drive in raw mode 2

I am trying to use the existing Linux driver system to effectively dump the data of CDROMs. As an example, if I pop in a "normal" CDROM disc of software and run the command cat /dev/sr0 then the ...
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how to detect CD physically inserted into drive

How to detect that CD was physically inserted into CD mechanics ASAP? The CD is mounted automatically but it takes like 20 seconds sometimes - and it is just then that I know the CD is inserted.. ...
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How can I access optical drive status information?

I can obtain the status of a connected display with: cat /sys/class/drm/card0-HDMI-A-1/status Is there something analogous for optical drives? I looked around in /sys/ but couldn't find anything that ...
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Telling ddrescue to verify read data?

I'm having a very strange behavior reading data files from a CD: The data is inconsistent if I do several copies of the same file from the CD. I don't know the reason (there're no read errors ...
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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: 0.0....
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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. I'...
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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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