Problem: You have a CD with a "hidden track" in the pregap of track 1, a.k.a. track 0, and you want to access it on the computer.
The command to rip track 0 is
cdparanoia -w 0.
If that doesn't work and furthermore causes nasty messages to appear
in the system log, then you've been screwed by firmware. Some
optical drives, such as the Samsung SH-W162Z DVD burner, go into failure
mode when you try to access track 0. Others, such as the Samsung
SW-252B CD burner, have no problem with it.