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Old 04-16-2002, 08:47 PM   #1
jefftrwmy
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Question Busy CDROM, shutdown problems & floppy format


Hi everybody,

How can I kill a busy cdrom. Last nite when I want to "umount" my cdrom, my RedHat7.2 said the cdrom is busy but there was nothing using it. So I have to reboot to able me to eject my cdrom.


One more thing, I can't do :-
"shutdown" at command promt. the "bash" said that the command couldn't be found. How can I resolve this? F.Y.I I already tried to be "root" too. The funny thing is my Xwindow can do it's shutdown. I'm using GNOME



How can I format my floppy. when I use "fdformat" the flopy can't be use untill I format back in dos.thanks
 
Old 04-16-2002, 09:30 PM   #2
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Re: Busy CDROM, shutdown problems & floppy format

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Originally posted by jefftrwmy
How can I kill a busy cdrom. Last nite when I want to "umount" my cdrom, my RedHat7.2 said the cdrom is busy but there was nothing using it. So I have to reboot to able me to eject my cdrom.
Make sure that you aren't "in" the CD in some way (cd'd to it in term window, actively browsing it in a file manager, etc.).

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One more thing, I can't do :-
"shutdown" at command promt. the "bash" said that the command couldn't be found. How can I resolve this? F.Y.I I already tried to be "root" too.
Weird...does the halt command work? Make sure the command exists (can't see why it wouldn't):
locate shutdown
whereis shutdown
find / -name shutdown

Then make sure that the directory in which the command lives is in your PATH (or type the fully-qualified pathname):
echo $PATH

If not:
export PATH="$PATH:/path/to/shutdown/command

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How can I format my floppy. when I use "fdformat" the flopy can't be use untill I format back in dos.thanks
When you say it can't be used, what do you mean? Do you get errors, or is it just "not there"?
 
  


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