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Old 01-25-2004, 09:14 PM   #1
awesome_man
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trouble with cd rom


hi there i just booted up red hat linux 9 and i just noticed that my brother left a cd in it linux detects the cd i can see all the files and such but then i try to eject the cd the tray doesnt coem out it works fine when ii just dont want to have to go into windows every time i wanna put in or take a cd out any help would be awesome

thanks
 
Old 01-25-2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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well it just sounds to me like you aren't unmounting the device ...
so for instance just say you have it connect as /dev/hdc then you will type
umount /dev/hdc
or if you do have a symlink then you could do
umount /dev/cdrom
you can look in your fstab for the appropriate device location. .
 
Old 01-25-2004, 09:43 PM   #3
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it says
[jordan@h24-67-220-226 jordan]$ umount /dev/scd0
umount: /dev/scd0 is not mounted (according to mtab)
[jordan@h24-67-220-226 jordan]$
is there anythig else i can do?
 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:27 AM   #4
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Mebbe your cd is called something else.
Take a look in /etc/fstab
to see what it wants to be called.

For example mine is:
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

So I type
Code:
umount /dev/cdrom
Check out:
/etc/mtab lists what is mounted
/etc/fstab lists what can be mounted


Last edited by alar; 01-26-2004 at 12:31 AM.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 02:06 PM   #5
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awesoem thanks for all your help
 
Old 01-26-2004, 04:07 PM   #6
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its very simple: linux does NOT eject any cd's IF they are mounted. Unmount your cd-rom and you are good

most likely its going to be:

'umount /mnt/cdrom'

or if you are using kde or gnome, right-click on the cdicon and select unmount.
 
  


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