On Windows we know Daemon Tools to emulate optical disk drive, but Daemon Tools is not support for Linux, fortunately there is alternatives for Daemon Tools on Linux called CDemu, although the CDemu features is not as many as Daemon Tools, but it’s worth to try.

CDemu is a software that allows you to emulate an optical disc drive, such as CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs on Linux Operating System.

CDemu consists of:

  • a kernel module implementing a virtual drive-controller
  • libmirage which is a software library for interpreting optical disc images
  • a daemon which emulates the functionality of an optical drive+disc
  • textmode and GTK clients for controlling the emulator

CDemu Features:

  • GTK application
  • Supports communication via either session or system bus.
  • Device status display, device loading and unloading.
  • Support for getting/setting device’s debug masks.
  • Daemon and device status changes notification via libnotify.

How to Install CDemu on Ubuntu

To install CDemu Open your terminal and run the following commands:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:cdemu/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gcdemu cdemu-client


CDemu - free Daemon Tools alternative
CDemu – free Daemon Tools alternative

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