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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to speed up CD/DVD-ROM?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. e.g. Assumed that /dev/cdrom is the location of CD/DVD-ROM
  3. sudo hdparm -d1 /dev/cdrom
    sudo cp /etc/hdparm.conf /etc/hdparm.conf_backup
    sudo gedit /etc/hdparm.conf
  4. Append the following lines at the end of file
    /dev/cdrom {
           dma = on
  5. Save the edited file (sample)
The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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