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Plugging in an external DVD drive causes ls, sudo, new SSH connections refused.... what happened?

Title says it all. But I plugged in an external DVD drive into my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. It says its Linux compatible However when I actually plug it into the device. Everything goes wrong in ...
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ssh to TV and control dvd iso play

I would like SSH to a computer with a TV as its monitor and remotely control dvd.iso playing on the TV screen from the command line. Can I?
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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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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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Can an OS iso (or software) downloaded in an unsafe environment be still safe for use?

I downloaded some os iso to be burned on a DVD and let's say that my connection was not safe enough and/or my burner application had a malware, tl;dr I downloaded and burned the iso to DVD in a NOT ...
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How to recover VOB video files in camcoder dvd with udf filesystem which appears empty but it's not

I recently discovered some old double-sided mini dvd-rw disks (2.8GB) which were used for recording video with a Sony DCR-DVD201E handycam. Both sides already had content but they were unfinalized so ...
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How do I make a playlist for a DVD with several tracks/films on it?

I have a (children's) DVD that consists of several short films. Here is a screenshot of the DVD's own menu where you can select the short film you want to see: You can either watch from that menu, in ...
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How to create a virtual ISO file from /dev/sr0

I want to create a virtual ISO file from /dev/sr0, without having to create an actual ISO file. The purpose is to share it to an Android device running VLC. Android/VLC is only able to open discs (...
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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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`lshw` doesn't show my CD/DVD and I cannot eject it

The solution seems to be putting a DVD in the tray, as I've read, then it will be detected. But my computer has no physical eject button, how do I solve this? There's no folder sr0 no /dev/cdrom or ...
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Is it possible to determine the type of media inserted into an optical drive on Redhat Linux (7 or 8)

I am working on a user interface for moving data to and from an optical drive. Customer wants to support any type of drive, cdrom, dvd, blueray and all the various configurations. Since the write ...
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Can this DVD drive work without AHCI?

I have AHCI disabled in order to run a RAID driver, but when AHCI is disabled at startup, Linux can't see my DVD drive. Can the DVD drive be made to still work without AHCI? Why does it need it?
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DD copy of DVD stops with read error at a fixed position

First of all: I know, that you need to unlock the access to a DVD and the drive by first performing a handshake, for example with VLC. Otherwise the ISO will be roughly 3.7 MB in this case and fail ...
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Linux on old hppa c3000, dvd ide found..but not avaliable

I run Debian SID on HPPA C3000, a very old workstation from HP. I have this problem, the ide cd-drom drive seems to be recognized, but no device created. The dvd is recognized: dmesg |grep -i dvd [ ...
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Unable to access contents of only certain DVDs

I am using the NexStar DX Bluray drive enclosure with LG WH14NS40 internal Bluray drive with Pop!_OS. For some reason, there are some DVDs which simply do not seem to work. Usually, when I insert a ...
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ddrescue only recovers subset of DVD

If I use the following command, I get a well-formed ISO which is 4.3 GB in size. readom dev=/dev/sr0 f=img1.iso If I use ddrescue however, it produces a 1 GB ISO, even though ddrescue does not ...
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How to rip movie dvd with copy protection?

I'm trying to rip a movie dvd to an ISO image. When I try to copy it, at the beginning it seems like everything is working fine. But when it reaches around 650MB (I guess that's the start of the main ...
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How to solve failure in plugging external DVD driver in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have bought an external DVD driver but, after plugging (or booting with the unit already plugged) I see the unit listed in the resources of the computer but I cannot access it: If I try to access ...
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Checking my DVD's current reading speed

I use Linux Mint 18.2. I learned how to change the speed of my DVD drive on this page: https://www.hecticgeek.com/change-optical-disc-drive-speed-ubuntu-linux/ I would write eject -x 4 to set the ...
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Can malware write to a completely blank dvd-r/+r?

Can malware write to a completely blank dvd-r that has never been used yet, but has only been put into the computer's optical drive (on an infected computer)?
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After burning an .iso to a dvd, is there any "free space" left on the dvd?

After burning an .iso to a dvd, is there any "free space" left on the dvd, where malware could hide that was already on the dvd BEFORE the burn? Assuming that the .iso is smaller than the #...
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brasero: Please replace the disc with a supported CD or DVD

Is there a way to burn a DVD on a Debian/stable system. Here is what brasero is telling me when trying to burn a iso file: For information: % file 7601.17514.101119-1850_x64fre_server_eval_en-us-...
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DVD reader able to read a zone 1 DVD only internally

I am using Linux (I have not tried the following on Windows). I live in Europe. I have a zone 1 DVD that I can read with VLC and a DVD reader connected to the SATA port of an old computer. Problem: ...
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Why can't I mount my optical drive in Linux Mint 19.3

I'm having trouble mounting my optical drive in Linux Mint 19.3. I figured this constituted a new question because of how outdated other posts have been on the topic. My system: ~$ uname -a Linux ...
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How to fix K3b being "unable to find dvd+rw-format executable" in Debian10?

When starting K3b in Debian10/KDE (at version 18.08 there) I get this error: Unable to find dvd+rw-format executable K3b uses dvd+rw-format to format DVD-RWs and DVD+RWs. Solution: Install the ...
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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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Command line VOB to AVI/MP4 with good quality and deinterlace

I have some VOB files, grabbed from DVDs. I need to make AVI/MP4 files for uploading online. The original resolution is 720p and I want 720p, but need to scale as the pixels are not square (720x480 to ...
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how to install jigdo tool in debian 10

I wanted to download all DVD images of Debian and create a local mirror for installation in virtual machines etc in my USB hard disk. So I started reading on internet and came to know that to ...
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Looking for latest i386 DVD ISO download

I'm having trouble finding this CentOS download: 7.6.1810 *.ISO DVD i386 Does anyone know whether this particular build was made available?
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What is the difference between Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot ISO and the same Binary DVD

I am still confused after an hour searching what is the difference and when someone would need just boot ISO or binary DVD ISO Can someone explain in a simple way the difference between them. The ...
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Does Linux has a fundamental limitation about using multiple cd/dvd drives simultaneously?

I have two cd/dvd drives in my laptop. One is an external USB drive and the other is the SATA drive that came with it. And I can't burn two DVDs at the same time in both of them at full speed no ...
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VLC crashs, when watching one specific DVD?

I got some new-ish DVDs to watch. Unfortunately VLC keeps crashing. I set it to Debug mode and got some feedback: libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0 libdvdnav: DVD Title: LEGEND_OF_KORRA_VOL2 ...
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md5sum of /dev/sr1 different than ISO image?

After writing an ISO image using Brasero, I discovered that the md5sum of the target DVD is different than the ISO image, despite no readability errors. What has caused that difference?
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Check if CD or DVD is blank

I cannot mount a DVD, most probably because it is blank, so it contains no filesystem. Is there a way to be sure that the disk is blank?
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Split DVD iso of TV series into episodes

I have a lot of DVD isos (I also have the physical DVD's, but I have ripped them, so they shouldn't be needed for this), of various TV series. Each DVD contains several episodes of the series, but ...
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keep dvd entry in sources.list during preseeded debian9.5 install

I'm trying to install Debian 9.5 preseeded on an offline VM. The install breaks because it can't install the package grub-pc. Research up to now shows that (presumably at this point during the ...
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External DVD drive in enclosure does not play DVD movies, but does work with 'data DVDs'

UPDATE: The hardware in question was replaced by another SATA (DVD-driove) to USB adapter. I believe the VANTEC hardware in the end wasn't fully compatible. I am trying to get an external USB DVD ...
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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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Extract hardcoded subtitles

I wanted to know if there is a way to extract hardcoded subtitles via OCR, should I do some image processing after extracting the frames in order to use tesseract afterwards? I have tried to extract ...
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Optical drive power settings: Wait longer before spinning down

When running from a live DVD, something highly annoying is: I click on something. then I hear the DVD drive starting to spin.Now, I know that I need to wait five seconds until the computer reacts for ...
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How to change Live DVD drive without reboot? (SquashFS)

Let's assume a PC has 2 optical drives, of which one can write DVDs and the other one is a DVD-ROM drive. I have a live Linux Mint Mate 18.3 Sylvia x86_64 on a DVD-RW. (If anyone is interested: It is ...
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Make a live Linux reload data into block cache from live DVD

I eject the DVD, attempt starting Firefox, and put the DVD back in. Firefox did not start, but even after inserting the live DVD disc back, Firefox was still returning an input/output error. ...
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How to view pending SCSI requests?

If the PC sends a request to read a sector on an optical disc, which turns out to be unreadable, the drive deadlocks the program into responselessness and motionlessness, until it returns the sector ...
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Unable to install ubuntu, computer restarts before reaching installation

I’m on a ASUS GL752VW laptop trying to dual-boot ubuntu 16.04 with my windows 10 installed in LEGACY bios with a burned DVD. When I get to the (legacy) installer whatever the option I choose in the ...
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How can I figure out why my laptop optical drive no longer reads CDs/DVDs?

Summary My laptop's optical drive stopped reading discs a while ago, but I'm never given an error; I want to figure out what exactly is wrong with my optical drive. Background This is a Toshiba ...
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Magik DVD not read

I have found some old DVD-Rs on which I had burnt pictures of trips, etc. They are of different makes and essentially all work but 4, and all of these 4 are branded MAGIK. Although they are old, they ...
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How to delete files from DVD-R in Fedora 26

I use Fedora 26 and have a DVD-R with some files. So, my goal is to delete that files and write new ones on the unused before (blank) disk space. How i can delete that old files (i.e. completely ...
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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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Since recent kernel update DVD will not mount

Earlier today I updated my Arch Linux system's kernel, using pacman, from 4.12.10 to 4.12.12. Before this update I was able to mount DVDs without a problem and watch them in VLC, but after this update ...
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Recovery of damaged DVD yielding "no medium found" error

I have a very strange case of DVD reading failure. It's a video DVD recorded a couple of years ago on a DVD-R disc. Two weeks ago our video DVD player would start having trouble reading parts of it. ...
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