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I am running mdk 10 CE and have a dvd rom (dev/hdc) and a cd writer (dev/hdd)
My problem is that when i insert a cd it would mount the cd correctly but when i want to umont the cd or eject it, it will tell me that the cd is still busy. I wait a while but no difference, I had to manually remove the instance from the fstab file, only then could i eject safely.
Is there some way that i wouldn't have to mess with my fstab file every time i want to remove my cd .
Besides this problem, i also can't mount a lot of cd's , all readable in windows, because it says that its a wrong medium.
How can it be a wrong medium when its just a normal music cd?
How are you trying to eject the cd? Are you "right clicking" on the device from your desktop? Are you running "eject" from a terminal?. Try this:
where /mnt/cdrom is the mount point of your cdrom. (Note: it's not the device point /dev/, but the mount point ).
It's also important to remember that, if you accessing the files on your CDrom, or even "located" at your CDRom mount point, you won't be able to eject. What I mean is, if you are at /mnt/cdrom and try to eject/umount, it won't work. Type "cd", it will take you directly to your /home/user directory and it's safe to eject.
A last advice about umounting. Depending of your permissions set, only root may be able to eject a CD. I never used Mandrake 10.0, but 9.2 allows non-root users to eject the CD, so 10.0 may follow the same way of doing things, but you could take a look also at that .
Now, about the "wrong medium error", that's normal. You will get any message like that when trying to mount any media CD as audio, VCD's or DVD's. Simply put the CD into the drive and fire up the player (kscd, workbone or whatever you use) and it should play the CD
I have been right clicking in Konquerer, and choosing eject. Thats the first time that message came up. I closed everything down, opened a shell and tried umount /mnt/cdrom and it gave the same message. I then also tried umount /dev/hdc and it gave the same message.
Do you perhaps think that maybe its because i closed down Konquerer when still at the cd drive( actually dunno if i was but looking for a solution here?
About the cd being the wrong medium, that makes sense
Mandrake uses supermount which means you do not need to use the mount / umount commands. Before you try to eject the CD make sure there are not any applications accessing the drive. Close any file browsers and verify any console windows current working directory is not the CD.
Music CDs can not be mounted because they do not contain a valid data filesystem. A CD player does not reference fstab to access the CDROM drive. It has its on configuration settings.
BTW Kcd requires an audio cable between the CDROM drive and the sound card. xmms (latest version) is capable of digital audio extraction and therefore does not require the cable.
I got everything working as far as the drives are concerned, they are now mounting and umounting as normal , i had to turn on supermount.
Only thing is that Kde doesn't seem to refresh very well as it keeps the old file structure. When i double click oj the cd icon on the desktop it will display exactly whats on the current cd, i view an image thats on the cd by double clicking and then click the back button, this takes me to the root of the cd, only thing is that the previous disks file structure now shows.
How can i get Kde to flush the cach of the old disk after supermount umnounts it.
Another small question: Kscd can only work on one cd device(/dev/cdrom0 at the moment). Is it possible to have it read two devices so that on insert of either drive it can play. It does autostart but can't play if its not configured to read the correct cdrom.
Maybe the link wasn't done correctly?