Getting rid of Insert Ubuntu Disc Message

This “Insert Disc” message was annoying and frustrating almost at any time I was trying to install a new software on my Ubuntu (7.10 gutsy-gibbon).

Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016.1)' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter

If you want to get rid of it you should comment out the line that point to the “CD-ROM” Source.

Type the following in the terminal:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Locate the line that reads:

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main restricted

and comment it out

#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main restricted

Save the file, close the editor, back in the terminal window type:

sudo apt-get update

Good luck and thank you for choosing Ubuntu.

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9 Comments on “Getting rid of Insert Ubuntu Disc Message”

  1. gibbon says:

    get rid not read

  2. @gibbon, typo typo, at least not in the title… ;-)

  3. Renjiro says:

    In my software sources, Ubuntu Software tab, at the bottom was “Installable from CD-ROM/DVD”

    I unchecked that box and the no more cd rom crap at the CLI.

  4. Jeff says:

    I couldn’t figure out why I needed the CD to use apt-get. This worked great, thanks!

  5. Raoul Teeuwen says:

    Thank you, ran into this, and your info helped me!

  6. Gaurav Bhaskar says:

    Thanks a lot….this problem was creating a very big problem for me………..Thanks once again.

  7. Jostein Gohli says:

    Really annoying that prompt! Worked great! Thanks!

  8. loverman says:

    wow thank you so much! =D

  9. manohar says:

    thanx for d help


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