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Double sided DVD's: Is it possible to have a dual-layer (both sided) DVD that is usable for 9.4GB Distro Installs?

I was looking at installs with all my OSS software, and the 4.7GB limit was reached for install of a particular Linux distro. My question is is it possible to have a Double-sided DVD-RAM (i.e. the ...
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How do I disable my CD/DVD drive?

I'd like to disable my CD/DVD drive so that it doesn't spin up every time I select Save in my Kate editor, or select a file-accessing action in other applications. The spinning up just delays what I'm ...
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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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Cannot Play DVDs on Linux Mint

I recently updated my operating system to Linux Mint and everything is running fine, except my DVD/CD drive will not read DVDs. CDs are fine but DVDs will not run. Do you have any advice of what I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trying to mount and recover data from a DVD/recorder HDD

I have a old DVD/HDD recorder (Panasonic DMR-EH58) with RCA inputs & outputs etc. I want to recover all the recordings off its HDD. The HDD is a 2008 ATA/IDE 7200RPM Hitachi deskstar Model no:...
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Kali Linux doesn't install

I have a problem with Kali Linux. I want to install it with live DVD, so I burned DVD, and also booted it in BIOS, but when the install options shows (install, Live amd64, Live forensic mode and so on)...
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Questions about dual booting windows 8.1 and linux - two issues

I have recently installed Debian 8.1 onto my hard disk with an iso image burned to DVD-r. I was trying to install g++ from the terminal when it asked me to insert the dvd from which I installed the OS ...
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how to get the md5sum from a bootable CD/DVD?

AccuHash is a program that can get an md5sum from CD/DVD and without creating an ISO from, but it is a program only running in Windows. I looked around the web for how to do it and there is no ...
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how to know vendor id, device id, serial number of internal CD/DVD writer?

we have the usb-devices command to know the external CD/DVD writer details like serial number, vendor id, device id. But i want to know the same for internal CD/DVD writer.
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Programmatically breaking all files in directory along size boundaries?

Okay, so I have a directory that has lots of files in it. These files are highly-compressed archives of documents, and I want to store these to a set of DVDs. That is, I want to have each archive on a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CDs will automatically mount, but not DVDs

I need for all devices to be automatically mounted. These discs contain some data files (these are RW discs, for the record). They are successfully mounted and accessed using the same drive on a ...
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DVD tray keeps popping out

Yesterday, I installed Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa. Currently I have WIndows 8.1 and Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa as my OS. When ever I use Linux, my DVD tray keeps popping out. Yet I have no problems while running ...
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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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Multi-Distro boot DVD with SystemRescueCD 2.8.0 fails to boot the SRCD portion

I am trying to create a 'multi-distro' 'multi-boot' DVD image containing (amongst others) the SystemRescueCD ISO. I am using GRUB as the boot loader and I have managed to get most of the other ISOs ...
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Wodim DVD writer: Burn without waiting for exclusive access?

How do I burn using WODIM without needing exclusive access, without unmounting? The --force option does not work. (Yes, I know the risks.)
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How do I know if a device is still responsive?

An internal optical drive sometimes ceases to work on an external SATA adapter, connected via USB. If I connect it, it sometimes freezes forever (until powered off). What is a Linux command that ...
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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 ...