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Old 09-29-2011, 09:52 PM   #151
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How do I download this suite onto CD? I cannot find the download link at http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page.

Or can I use a live Ubuntu CD instead? I have one already that I can use.
*As my patience runs thin...*
Look on the left of the page....
 
Old 09-29-2011, 10:26 PM   #152
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/syst...1.iso/download I am downloading but why couldn't you give me this link originally? Why is this forum only for experts? Why is your Jesus patience running dry? Why do you hate analogies? Why do you put down the other users that were helping me in this thread? Why are you calling me the victim? Why do people hate helping the very ones that need it most? Why is this forum not like a blog or like Facebook or Joey Arnold Book?

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Old 09-29-2011, 11:17 PM   #153
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/syst...1.iso/download I am downloading but why couldn't you give me this link originally? Why is this forum only for experts? Why is your Jesus patience running dry? Why do you hate analogies? Why do you put down the other users that were helping me in this thread? Why are you calling me the victim? Why do people hate helping the very ones that need it most? Why is this forum not like a blog or like Facebook or Joey Arnold Book?
Wow dude. Time to calm down and think for a moment.... I never called you a victim, and I haven't been putting anyone down. But to accuse me of something I am not doing, then I guess it's whatever. I said my patience is running thin because you said that you could not find the download link. Well, all you had to do was physcially look for the link called "Download." I'm not here to start anything or troll, but I do, however, think that you should have the basic concept of common sense.
 
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:40 PM   #154
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* Quick start guide: please read this if this is the first time you are using this system recovery cd.


Read the Online Manual.

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Old 09-30-2011, 06:57 PM   #155
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How do I open up my CD drive on my laptop? Sometimes it will not open. It won't respond to me when I pressed the open button on the actual physical drive on the outside of the laptop.



Reject = Eject:
In the computer, it won't respond to the

1. Rejection Option
2. AKA the Ejection Option
3. or the Get out of my body and into my Belly Option


There is already a CD in the drive, too, and it recognizes the name of the CD, too.

It has open in the past. It can play CDs, DVDs. It sometimes open while Ubuntu is booting up. Sometimes it will forget that there is a CD in there after a while.



The Rejection Option: AKA the Ejection Option:
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Right-click on the cd icon on the Desktop & select eject.
For clarification: this is how the rejection option works taken from the mouth of EDDY1 himself: to reject: "Right-click on the cd icon on the Desktop & select eject." I stole this comment from the future, from post #156.

But I tried that already. It won't reject the CD.

It just won't:

1. Eject CDs
2. Reject CDs
3. Spit out CDs
4. Throw up CDs
5. cooperate

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Old 09-30-2011, 10:44 PM   #156
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Right-click on the cd icon on the Desktop & select eject.

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Old 09-30-2011, 11:39 PM   #157
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Right-click on the cd icon on the Desktop & select eject.

In post #155 (two comments above this one, and one above or before yours), I already said that my laptop's CD drive won't respond to the rejecting option, AKA the ejecting option.

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:41 AM   #158
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If there, like you said, still is a CDROM in the drive chances are it may be mounted ('sudo mount' should show) and you first have to umount it before ejecting. If it's not mounted and no command works you could try bending a paperclip or use a similarly small item to use the hardware unlock mechanism. Usually its small access hole is located on or close to the tray door.

That said, from having reviewed your previous threads, I noticed you have experienced data loss before. So given the time that has lapsed since noticing your data is gone I suggest you rethink strategy. Sure backing up over wireless will work eventually provided both machines have network access. But if I have read your previous posts correctly your desktop machine can only access the 'net through your laptop (it doesn't have it's own wireless card?). If your other machine is OK by now and if it has Linux installed on the smallest drive (using the secondary disk for recovery purposes) maybe rethink your options? You would have to buy one if you can't modify one yourself but one option, if both machines have ethernet cards, could be to use a crossover cable to make a network connection. Another option could be to buy a Laptop 2.5" to Desktop 3.5" IDE Hard Drive Adapter Converter (http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggIma...203-012-02.jpg) with which you can attach your laptops drive to your desktop directly. While the latter would set you back approximately USD 10 the convenience of not having to work on connecting machines and getting any OS running (the desktop could be booting KNOPPIX or HELIX for example) and speed with which you could proceed then by now might be compelling arguments...
 
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:52 PM   #159
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Question My Ubuntu Laptop CD Drive Won't Eject: now what ?

/dev/cdrw won't eject my CD.
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If the cd drive won't eject when you press the button on the drive door, try ejecting via the command line. Open a terminal and issue the command "sudo eject" (without quotes of course).
Trying sudo eject /dev/cdrw failed. Nothing happens:
Code:
o@o-HP-Compaq-6910p-GH715AW-ABA:~$ sudo eject /dev/cdrw
o@o-HP-Compaq-6910p-GH715AW-ABA:~$

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Old 10-15-2011, 07:19 PM   #160
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If the cd drive won't eject when you press the button on the drive door, try ejecting via the command line. Open a terminal and issue the command "sudo eject" (without quotes of course).
 
Old 10-15-2011, 07:24 PM   #161
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If the above doesn't help, you can take a paper clip, a needle or any equally thin object an open the drive mechanically by pushing the paper clip inside a little hole at the front of the cd/dvd drive.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 09:29 PM   #162
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If the above doesn't help, you can take a paper clip, a needle or any equally thin object an open the drive mechanically by pushing the paper clip inside a little hole at the front of the cd/dvd drive.
I took a paper clip, started poking at all the hole and buttons on my CD Drive that is on the side of my laptop, and I am not getting anywhere.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 09:44 PM   #163
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Is there a key command to eject the drive? One of my laptops doesn't have a button or anything I have to hit Fn + F8 to eject the drive.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 09:52 PM   #164
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I took a paper clip, started poking at all the hole and buttons on my CD Drive that is on the side of my laptop, and I am not getting anywhere.
Just looked at the side of my new, very down market laptop and it does have a little hole next the the button on the side. This is the little hole you are supposed to shove the paperclip down.

Before doing that make sure the contents of the CD are not showing on the file manager. Anything that is employing, or displaying the files on the CD will potentially cause this problem.

Issue the command 'mount', does it say anything about the CD? If so unmount the cd.

Do you have something like wodim installed? Then wodim --eject from memory will eject things most times.

Probability, in short, is that something is using the CD's files or it is otherwise mounted. It can sometimes be difficult to work out this kind of thing.

EDIT: If all else fails simply reboot and press the button when it begins to start up.

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Old 10-16-2011, 12:24 AM   #165
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I cannot find the unmount option. The name of the CD (in the drive) is displayed. Pressing eject in a folder option unmounts it but doesn't actually eject it physically. I went into terminal, tried sudo eject and it didn't do anything.

I also already tried the paper clip.


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Do you have Wodim installed?

Sudo Wodim --eject /dev/cdrw
I have the latest Wodim.

But sudo wodim --eject /dev/cdrw failed.

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Is there a key command to eject the drive? One of my laptops doesn't have a button or anything I have to hit Fn + F8 to eject the drive.
I tried Fn + F8 which results in just telling me Power Information: Laptop Battery is charged.

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