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Gigabit media converter fails under load and comes back online without intervention

We have a segment of LAN in a remote location connected via a 7km span of a single-mode fiber. We use a 1000Base-LX/1000Base-T media converter on each end of the fiber to extend the Ethernet fabric to ...
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Any alternative to the out of band management virtual drives?

The out of band management systems include a lot features to admin the servers on remote. I'm only interested in alternatives to the virtual CD/DVD drives included with these systems. I would like to ...
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WIndows Server 2012 R2 + Windows 7 Ultimate CD Burn Rights

H have recently installed a ADDC in my office to manage users. I have actually setup roaming profiles and everything is great apart from one little issue... On the PCs standard users are unable to ...
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Recovery from bad CD with linux [closed]

I have a CD which isn't properly finished. I have to recover the data from it. Machines react kind of differently for it but none of them can access it. I can't even DD the data off... dd if=/dev/sr0 ...
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What type of fiber optical cable do I need to use for the VNX5200?

I have the EMC VNX5200 and two Brocade 300 SAN switches sitting in my office. I now need to order optical cables to connect these devices. Somebody told me that they are not the standard fiber cables ...
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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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IBM x360 DVD drive?

My x360 server has only a CD drive in it. I wish to upgrade and install a DVD drive, so it is easier for me to install software without sharing my workstation DVD drive all the time. According to ...
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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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How to detect current media type in CLI under Windows? (DVD-RW, BD-R, etc)

How to detect current media type in CLI under Windows? (DVD-RW, BD-R, etc) I've tried with wmic cdrom get /format:list but no info about the current media type. I want to detect if the disc is a CD, ...
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Can I boot a CD-ROM on a QEMU guest with a hard drive?

If I insert a CD-ROM into my server's physical CD-ROM drive, can I boot that CD-ROM in a QEMU guest to work on that guest's hard drive? I need to use a Windows 7 repair disk. This is a continuation ...
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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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Completely disable CD/DVD Rom access to all users on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

We are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Following is output fromuname -a command: Linux trainingmac1 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 21:33:09 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux We are training ...
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cdrom redirection fails on ILOM for Sun x4600 M2

We have been able to successfully redirect the ILOM on this x4600 M2 in the past, but for some reason now we are getting an error that says "CD-ROM image redirection failed to start": We have also ...
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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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How to connect a cdrom device to a kvm/qemu domain (using command-line tools)?

I have set up a virtual machine running Windows XP on my Ubuntu laptop. Using the virt-manager GUI application, I can insert a CD in my drive and go to Details→IDE CDROM 1 and click on the Connect ...
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Solaris 10 OK PROMPT - CDROM situation

This is not an emergency, but I would like to save a trip to the datacentre during the weekend. It turns out that I need to reinstall Solaris 10 on a server, but the drive seems to be open/ejected. ...
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centOS server ready ISO download [closed]

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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Setting up PXE boot server for Ubuntu 11.04

I want to setup a pxe boot server for installing linux 11.04 amd64 server edition on some blade servers. I had installed 10.04 last year and it worked nicely. I am following same procedure for 11.04 ...
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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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Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 CD 1 cannot boot: freeze at No Emulation

I've been interested in the Windows Server line of OSes, so since I apply for DreamSpark, I thought I'd go download it and try it. I just so happened to have an old desktop that I was using awhile ...
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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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bootable CD to upgrade firmware

We have a DL380 G6 and we want to put the latest BIOS firmware on a bootable CD-ROM. The bootable USB installer that HP provides works great, but we want a bootable CD-ROM instead, because we have ...
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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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How to disable CD-ROM and USB for normal users in Linux?

How can access to CD-ROM and USB be disabled for normal users in Linux? As a part of security policy we need to disable CD-ROM and USB access for normal users. Only root users should have the access. ...
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IMAP mailboxes Backup script

I need some advise to create a script that runs at night on my IMAP mail server, and backup all the mailboxes (50) and once the backup is done, burn such file in a DVD. UPDATED: Im runing CentOS 5.x ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server fails to detect SATA CD/DVD Drive

O/S: Ubuntu 8.04 Server LTS 64-bit Drive: Lite-On SATA CD/DVD Burner, DS-8A4S Motherboard: Supermicro x8ste Booting from the CD/DVD works fine, but the installer fails to detect the drive with the ...
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Eject disk on Mac Pro running VMWare ESXi

I'm almost embarrassed to ask this, but I'm stuck. I installed VMWare ESXi on a Mac Pro. It's working great! The problem is that you press F12 to eject the disk, and F12 is what you use to ...
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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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regenerate iso file from running livecd — dd won't run reliably and genisoimage has catch-22s

In the field I need some users to be able to make iso files reliably from a cdrom that is also serving as a mounted LiveCD and so I concocted a manual test case before doing any scripting. The test ...
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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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Is it safe to backup onto Blu-Ray?

Does anybody have an opinion about backing-up servers on blu-ray disks? I always have a security backup on disks, and I already switched from DVDs to DVD-DL a few weeks ago, but I have 3 double Layer ...
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CentOS Stop CD-ROM from mounting at boot

How can I stop CentOS 5.3 from trying to mount my CD-ROM drives during boot? What will it affect if I disable it? Will my USB Drives still automount? Additional Information There is no entries in ...
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How to identify/use existing fiber installation?

When my parents had their house built about 10 years ago, the wiring guy told them that he should install some fiber in the walls, saying that it would be good for future use. So there is some kind of ...
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Cannot mount cdrom in Linux due to “I/O error”

This is a most puzzling error, and I can't seem to find anyone else with quite the same problem. I use a Sony Vaio VGN-FE890 laptop running Arch Linux kernel 2.6.30-ARCH. Inserting a cd into the ...
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How to mount a CDROM on a Xen guest virtual machine?

How to mount a CDROM on a Xen guest virtual machine? I tried adding this to the disk array with no success 'phy:/dev/cdrom,xvdb:cdrom,r'
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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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Why is my functional DVD Drive unable to read current DVDs?

Dunno how to even frame this question... I used to have this issue earlier with CD-drives of yore.. where certain CDs couldn't be read by older drives (I think the discs were recorded with >8x ...
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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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How to make a bootable install DVD into multiple CD's

I have a bootable install DVD that I want to install on a older test server that only has a CD Rom. How can I copy that DVD onto multiple CD's in order to install. This server is a DL320 which has a ...
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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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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? [closed]

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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Installed Windows7, DVD Drives No Longer Recognized

I just wiped XP and installed Windows 7 on my PC. The install went great, no errors reported. However as I popped in some CDs to install some of my software, I notice that neither of my DVD drives ...
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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 ...