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Old 03-29-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
captainfreedom
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Can't open CD ROM


Hi,
I am running Fedora Core 1 and have a GCC 4520B cd rom. When I put a DVD in the drive filemanager can view the files, however I can't open the drive again. I have to reboot to get the DVD out again. Anyone can give me some help with this? Much appreciated,
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:50 PM   #2
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When you read from a cd/dvd, it's station is mounted. I believe a mounted station can't be opened, so you will have to unmount it.

type in your console

man mount

to get some info about the mount command.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 03:31 PM   #3
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If any program is using the DVD, you will not be able to unmount it until you close the program or kill the process. You could try fuser to see what processes are using your cdrom. If you wan to kill the processes that are accessing the cdrom, type "fuser -uk /cdrom" then you can "umount /cdrom" and be able to eject your cdrom.

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