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Is there a better workaround or solution to boot a Proliant DL380 Gen8 from USB DVD drive than “Restore Default System Settings”?

An HP Proliant DL380e Gen8 BIOS P73 (03/01/2013) using iLO4 suffers from USB CD/DVD drive boot issues after a reboot, as described in HP Advisory c02707749. External USB DVD drive details are: ...
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Remove DVD drive from device manager - command line

Is there a way through command line to uninstall the entry under DVD/CD-ROM drives in device manager? Somehow someone applied a GPO on our top level domain and it's affected a number of things, I've ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Backup to DVD

Been playing with Windows 2008 R2 and I ended up creating a backup of my test server and stored the backup files on my local machine. How can I copy the backup files from my local machine to a DVD? ...
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How to install packages on debian lenny 5.0

I'm working with Debian Lenny 5.0 and I'm trying to replicate an environment. The problem is that when I try to update aptitude.. it looks like the servers aren't online anymore. Is there any way for ...
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VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 with Intel SPL 5000 in Raid 0 no boot from DVD?

I hope this is the correct StackExchange, since I am only using StackOverflow for Web development, but need some help with my server configuration. I would like to install VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 ...
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File system that mounts a set of exchangeable media as single file system and handles media changes transparently

I'd like to build a DVD library (probably later to become a tape library) with a home-built robot that moves media between a store area (i.e. the 'shelves' where the physical DVDs are kept) and the ...
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centOS server ready ISO download

I want to install CentOS 5.6 Final 32bit into a virtual server i have access to. I do not want to download the full DVD -- but I am searching if there is a MINIMAL version available somewhere. What ...
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How to effeciently copy large amount of data dvd's to disk? [closed]

Anyone have an ideas on how to copy many dvd's to disk effeciently? Currently we are inserting each disk individually and copying them then un-mounting them, inserting the next disk and so on. ...
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Wait for tray closed or blank cd inserted in bash script

In my linux bash script I want to wait for one of the following events: DVD drive tray was closed by the user, or writeable DVD was inserted to the drive. Unfortunately all the commands to ...
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How can I create an Office “all-in-one” DVD with all Office applications?

I have the DVDs (or downloaded ISOs, or archives) for the various Office products: stand-alone programs like Word and Excel, the full Office suite, and applications that are only bundled alone ...
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HYPER-V R2 Can not mount ISO from network location (UNC Path)

So, as the name suggest I'm trying to mount a ISO from a network share using the UNC path to a HYPER-V R2 Cluster. This is a pure Demo / test case setup with: 2x HYPER-V R2 1X NAS/iSCSI CSV Cluster ...
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how to mount an ext3 filesystem with a smaller blocksize then device blocksize?

I had an ext3 filesystem on my hard disk at /dev/hdc2 with a small 1024 byte blocksize. Now I recorded the whole filesystem on a DVD like this: dd if=/dev/hdc2 of=/tmp/image.img wodim -dev=/dev/scd0 ...
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Mac OS 10.4 asking for admin credentials for folder deletion

A user in our company uses Mac OS 10.4 on a G5. She has a CD with Illustrator CS3 stuff on it. She copied 2 folders on the desktop and now she needs to delete both. When she tries, she gets a popup ...
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Create a backup RedHat DVD

Okay I am kind of desperate here. I took a simple backup of my RedHat EL 5 install DVD and now that backup DVD refuses to boot .. Some googling told me that my backup DVD is probably not bootable . ...
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Find files on a specific sector of a DVD

Is there a tool or way to figure out what file/files are on a specific sector of a DVD? Sometimes when installing from DVD+R's/DVD-R's I get a "Buffer I/O error" message with a sector number of range ...
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Backing up audit data with growisofs

We've had a problem occur when writing to DVD+Rs and DVD-Rs using growisofs on Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.0. What we’re trying to do is backup audit data that we've stored, which is basically one .zip ...
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Splitting an archive on multiple media

I'm generating archives which are larger than my current physical media ( DVD ). I'd like to split those archives: automatically - instead of generating mini-archives by hand; consistently - so that ...
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Make DVD image in Mac OS X without third-party tools?

Is there any way in Mac OS X 10.5.x to create a .dmg image from existing physical DVD, without a third-party tools installation? I have carefully examined "disk utility" and searched Google, but it ...
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CD / DVD Catalog Software For Linux [closed]

I'm looking for some Linux cataloging software so I can simply label my disks with a number and be able to punch that into my catalog to see whats on the disc. Any suggestions?
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Does orientation during storage affect CD-ROM or DVD lifespans?

Related: Does orientation affect hard drive lifespan? I have been told that optical media must be placed in the horizontal position during storage, the theory being that gravity can affect the ...
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How can I install Windows 7 without burning a DVD or using a USB Drive?

I downloaded the .iso of Windows 7 and would now like to install it as my main OS. However I can't because I don't have a DVD Burner, a 2+ GB USB Drive, or a external HDD (or extra HDD). So how can I ...
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How to make a bootable USB drive out of a bootable DVD or CD

Is there a "universal" way of how you can make a bootable USB drive out of a bootable dvd or cd? What makes a USB drive bootable? What makes a dvd and cd bootable? For example there is a program ...
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Store DVDs + How do DVDs get scratched?

What is the best way to store DVDs? I know to Keep them away from light Keep away from humidity I heard a rumor that DVD wallets with plastic selves are bad? Why? How do DVDs scratch? I want to ...