`cd` is the command-line command for navigating the directory tree. It stands for C(hange) D(irectory). For the optical disc, please use [compact-disc]

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Press any key to boot doesn't respond

I'm trying to boot from a CD. I changed the boot priority to my DVD/CD reader. The boot menu says "press any key to boot". I tried every key but it won't respond and it just boots up windows 7 ...
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Why does 'cd' not work on an entry with 'directory' attribute?

My OS is fedora 20. I act as a root user. under / directory, I input: #ll ... d????????? ? ? ? ? mnt ... #cd mnt bash: cd: mnt: Not a directory #chmod 777 mnt chmod: cannot access 'mnt': No such ...
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What directory is '//'? [duplicate]

I accidentally typed a couple of backslashes instead of a couple of periods: jwalton@debian-q500:~/openssl-1.0.1f$ cd // jwalton@debian-q500://$ pwd // jwalton@debian-q500://$ What directory is ...
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Corrupted CD shows accurate file size - Recoverable?

I received a CD at work that needs to be opened. Windows explorer crashes as soon I even click on the CD's icon in My Computer, yet it shows the size. It seems like windows is seeing something on the ...
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Why can't CDs/DVDs be partitioned?

Nearly everywhere it's written that it's not possible.. But why? Why can't I dump a GPT/MBR partition table in the first sector? Basically dump a disk layout with sector size 2048... Now I'm sure ...
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Upstart: chdir stanza VS cd command

In Upstart script I can use chdir stanza to set the working directory. Also I can just execute a normal cd command inside my script section. What is the difference between this two approaches? When ...
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What is the difference between the BIN file generated by ImgBurn and UltraISO

I have a CD that I would like to generate a BIN file (with a CUE file accompany it). I used ImgBurn to generate the BIN file and also used the UltraISO to generate the BIN file. However, I find that ...
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Change CD drive read/write max speed

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D Windows 8 laptop. The CD/DVD drive seems to be a little unbalanced. When I put a disc in the drive, it begins to read the disc and speeds up over several seconds. ...
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What's a CD socket in a motherboard?

In my motherboard I have a socket which says "CD". It looks like a 4 pin fan socket, more or less. Is it a fan socket, or what is it used for? I have tried googleing it but I only find results ...
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Why changing directory with `/../` works?

Change directory: $ pwd /usr $ cd bin && pwd /usr/bin With .., same outcome: $ pwd /usr $ cd bin/../bin && pwd /usr/bin But why? Why the shell is not throwing an error?
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Accessible materials with same refractive index as polycarbonate [duplicate]

There is a common home-remedy for scratched flat-screen monitors that says to rub a bit of petroleum jelly into the scratch. The rationale being that because the jelly has a similar refractive index ...
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How to Make an Autorun CD /DVD with multiple .exe files?

I have asked a question about :How to make an Autorun CD/DVD? @nerdwaller gave me an answer. Now I want to know whether is it possible to make an autorun CD/DVD which will contain the following : ...
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How to make an Autorun CD/DVD?

How do I burn .exe files to a CD/DVD so that it will give options which one I want to install when the CD is inserted into the CD-ROM and run the applications on the disc automatically?
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Windows 7 detects DVD, BIOS doesn't [duplicate]

That's what's happening, my Windows 7 detects the DVD and i can read and burn DVDs and CDs but if I want to boot from DVD in BIOS, DVD doesn't appear. It appears my SSD, my HD, my pendrive... all ...
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XP doesn't boot normally, requires CD to boot

I have a situation in which my Windows XP doesn't boot if there is not a Windows XP CD inserted. I am facing this problem for the first time. Do you know how to fix this?
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segfault when cd-ing into certain directories in bash

I have noticed this very strange behavior recently. After cd into certain directories, I get a segfault on the terminal. --- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) @ 0 (0) --- --- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) ...
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Does the writing speed when burning a CD or DVD affect the integrity of the data?

I recently burned a few cd's and dvd's, mostly documents for clients. So you always get to choose the burning speed, ranging from 2x to 48x normally. So how does this influence the integrity of the ...
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Destroying optical discs (that aren't re-writable) with a CD burner

Is it possible to use a CD burner to destroy data on a disc? I believe this would be possible with a re-writable disc, but would there be a way to 'force' the drive to write random data with the laser ...
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Does the sunlight destroy the Optical Disks data?

I was reading this question about destroying safety data from CD's and I was about to recommend in a comment to use this laser in form of a lighter that is >2000 times more powerful than the sun in ...
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DVD R/RW Drive Would only read CDs not DVDs

My laptop has a Matshita uj8b1as DVD/r/RW drive, and recently it started refusing to read data from DVDs, I thought there was something wrong with the setting of the software so I reinstalled Windows ...
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cd shortcuts: symbolic link to CDPATH dir

I found a solution to another question and posted here and wanted to implement it. On OSX, in order to create cd shortcuts, it advised creating a hidden folder with symbolic links, and then adding ...
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ssh and cd into current directory

When I ssh into mycomputer from logincomputer, I would like to automatically cd into the current directory (the one from which the ssh command was executed) on mycomputer. In particular: > cd ...
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Compact-Disk filesystem to handle a million files?

Good day, I would like to know a compact-disk file system that is able to support millions of files. the file systems that i am aware of have a large cluster size (2048) and are not able to store so ...
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Convert formatted Linux disk to Windows (read more) [duplicate]

I have a blue ray disk that contain a lot of files which can only be read by Linux. I want the disk to be read by Windows instead. How can I convert it? Thanks.
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In the Mac terminal, how do I “find” a file and then quickly cd to the parent directory?

I want to open terminal, find a file or folder, and quickly navigate to that folder or the parent directory of the file. I can quickly get the path using find ~ -name 'filename.txt' but I can't ...
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Make images copy protected? [duplicate]

I would like to know that how can we make images/videos/files burnt onto CD/DVD copy protected ? I want that another users should not be able to copy my pictures.
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Is there any way at all to bypass sector-level CRC when reading damaged CDs?

I'm trying to image damaged CDs, some of which have bad sectors in important areas. I know there are tons of software out there that will create a disk image even if they run into bad sectors. My ...
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Entry Point Not Found

I tried installing a linksys Wirless Adapter onto a Dell Inspiron 4100 laptop, and get a error that says: Example: "Setup.exe - Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point DecodePointer could ...
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Always run a command after another command

With zsh (and oh-my-zsh), is it possible to always run a command after a certain other command? I want to always run an ls after cding to a directory, rather than running cd example; ls every time. I ...
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Cannot find what exports CDPATH

I made the mistake of putting CDPATH into my .profile file just to see if it would slightly boost my productivity but found that sometimes it would cd to directories that I didn't want it to (I would ...
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How to use Terminal to navigate into a desktop shortcut or folder in applications?

I'm on a Mac and watching a tutorial on setting up Git. I'm in the terminal and currently on the Desktop. I can us ls to list all the items on my desktop, and cd into any of the folders on my ...
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Change directory to previous directory in Powershell

I am a Linux guy, but am trying to be open-minded and learn some Powershell. I miss the ability to cd - back to a previous directory, like in *nix shells. Is there a similar command in ...
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Use “cd -” without any output

How do I run the cd - command without echoing out any output? I tried cd - 2>&1 /dev/null but that prints out the destination directory. The reason for this is that I would like to use it an a ...
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How do I create a mixed mode CD/DVD or ISO from bin/cue files and data files?

I have a bin file and a cue file for audio, and some data files. I would like to burn a mixed mode CD for this, preferably with a free utility. However, most of the stuff I have read online refers ...
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Compaq Presario v6500 won't boot from CD

Trying to install Windows XP on a new HDD in a Compaq Presario 6500 notebook (model no 6501XX, originally shipped with Windows Vista 32bit). However despite my efforts the computer refuses to boot ...
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Cannot install sound and display driver without Windows xp service pack 3

I have already installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 and downloaded the sound and display driver from the manufacturer website but when I try and install it, I get an error message that it was not ...
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Sony VAIO won't boot after trying to install Ubuntu

My Windows 8 is corrupted on my VAIO Sony Laptop, so I tried to install Ubuntu-12.04.2 to access my data. I didn’t get very far, however, because after I selected to boot from ‘internal optical drive’ ...
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How do I extract (rip) tracks from an audio CD using cdrfte?

On its SourceForge page, it says that cdrfte (short for cdrtools front end) can extract files from CD in mp3 format. However, I can't find anything on its support wiki or anywhere else about how this ...
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Installing a platform from a used up disk

I have just recently bought a windows 7 os to upgrade from windows vista and I installed it and it worked. A few years later I used up the disk (3 times) and when I installed it on the fourth computer ...
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Booting an HP computer onto disk

Simple question: How do I boot an HP dv7-4053cl into bios where I can boot to a CD instead of the internal HDD?
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Silent cd using cdpath with zsh?

When using cd to navigate to a path found by cdpath that is not located relative to ., the resulting path gets echoed. For example, assuming a directory structure like ~/parent/child and a cdpath like ...
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Ripping CDs with accurate metadata [closed]

I've had a few attempts over the years to rip my CDs but always been quite frustrated by the results.. data taken from freedb.org seems to be fairly muddled and often I get more than one result for ...
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cd and ls wont work in terminal mac.

Can anybody explain what is wrong with my terminal: $ echo $PATH =/usr/local/bin $ ls -bash: ls: command not found $ cd -bash: find: command not found Why won't these commands work? Help? ...
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Does CD/DVD Writer get worn out over time?

I have a CD/DVD writer bought about 3 years ago. While I was able to burn any discs without issues previously, now it's having a hard time burning discs even at the lowest settings. Does the laser ...
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'cd' command in terminal - using partial folder name

If I want to navigate inside folder with long hard-to-type name, is there way to use 'cd' with some kind of shortened name of this folder, to get free from unnecessary work?
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How to store CD discs to preserve the data longer?

How (and where) to store CD discs to assure that the data stored there would be readable as long as possible? Are the room temperature and humidity optimal, or it would be better to store them in ...
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Is this a bad cd or an OS issue?

I have an old PC game that I've been trying to play. The disc is pretty scratched up but it's not horrible. Anyway, I have windows 7 and this game was made for 95/98. The installer ran fine but the ...
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Why is my “cd” command ignored in the windows XP command prompt? [duplicate]

I'm trying to set a default path in the windows command prompt but my CD command seems to be ignored. I'm not getting any error/warning either. What am I doing wrong? The contents of the prompt -after ...
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load USB drive as CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make a USB Stick act like a CD After reading the comments below, it seems that Windows 7 only supports the label and icon entries. I followed the link they commented and ...
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The cd command using variable to mapped NFS volume within ssh in linux script is not working

I have to do the following from within a bash script. The /VMNFS/ folder is present on linux box, from where script is run, and is mapped to the machine into which i am ssh'ing, as an NFS at ...