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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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Good backup/archiving software?

I want to archive several folders and delete them from my HD. What are good software to archive those files, to test the dvds every few months for corruption. Track other dvds that have a copy of said ...
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Vista dvd/cd doesn't see disk content and thinks it is a blank cdr/dvdr

CD/DVD oddness... I put in a dvd or cd and vista thinks it is a blank dvd/cd and asks me to label it. Oddly enough if I right click on the drive and select eject then reinsert the disk vista ...
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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 ...
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encrypt backups

I am not sure if i understand everything but I need to backup a few drives and i would like them encrypted on disc. I know if a sector is scratched/corrupted there is a crc error. If i have a large ...