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Thumbdrive in Computer

Linux Duplicate CD



This method first creates a CD image file in the /tmp directory.  It then writes the CD from the CD image file.  This method is more error free and faster than copying the CD on the fly (read CD to write CD).   To copy on the fly, use these instructions as a guide, but lower the CD write speed to 2 or 4. 
  1. Open a console text window.
  2. Enter:  xhost  +
  3. Enter:  sudo  xcdroast           
  4. A warning message appear asking if you want to continue.  Click on "Yes".
  5. The main window appears with a menu on the left side.
  6. Select: [Duplicate CD] button.  The Duplicate CD Windows opens.
  7. Insert source and destination CD's.   If autoexecute starts close the popup windows.
  8. Select: [Read CD] button.
    1. Set read speed to: 32 (or less).
    2. Set "File Prefix" to name the image file you will create.
    3. Select: [Read All Tracks] button at bottom.
    4. Wait for "Tracks Successfully Read" message to indicate read is completed.  
  9. Select [Verify CD] button on the left side menu. (Optional).
    1. Select: [Verify Tracks] button at bottom.
    2. Wait for "Tracks Successfully Verified" message to indicate verify is completed.
    3. If verify fails go back to [Read CD] step above.
  10. Remove origional CD.  Linux often auto mounts a CD when it is inserted.  
    1. You may need to unmount your source CD before you can remove it from the drive.  
    2. Right click on the CD graphic icon on the desktop and select unmount.
    3. Or open a console window and enter: umount /mnt/cdrom1.
  11. Select: [Write CD] button on the left side menu.   (Testing Phase.  Optional.)
    1. Set write speed (lower box) to 8 or less.
    2. Select: "Simulate Write" option box.
    3. Unselect: "Eject After Write" option box.
    4. Select. [Write CD] button at bottom.
    5. Wait for "Tracks Successfully Written" message to indicate simulation is completed.
    6. If simulate write fails to back to read or verify step above.
  12. Select: [Write CD] button on the left side.   (Writing Phase.)
    1. Set write speed (lower box) to 8 (or less).
    2. UnSelect: "Simulate Write" option box.
    3. Select: "Eject After Write" option box.
    4. Select: [Write CD] button at bottom.
    5. Wait for "Tracks Successfully Written" message to indicate writing is completed.

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