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Old 09-19-2004, 10:55 PM   #1
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cd is stuck in cdrom


Hi all.. This maybe a stupid question but I have to ask. I am using RH9 . Every time I install a program for a cd in linux, the cdrom will not eject. The only way for me to get the cds out is to reboot. It is not the Cdrom because I have 2 in my machine and they both stick after I install something. Has anyone else had this problem? Could someone help me so I dont have to reboot all the time to change cds?

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Old 09-19-2004, 11:00 PM   #2
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Unmount them using the umount command. Then use the eject command.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:00 PM   #3
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You have to unmount the disc before you can eject it ok. And to unmount you have to close all apps pointing to it.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:01 PM   #4
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I hope you are aware of the eject command.

Do you see any read/seek errors on the Console (Ctrl-Alt-F1)? This could point to a faulty cdrom.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:04 PM   #5
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I have tried to use the unmount command but it tells me command not found. I am logged in as root. the mount command works fine just not the unmount. Is there a command I am missing? I looked in my RH9 Bible can cant seem to find it.. Thanks for your help
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:06 PM   #6
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remember the command is umount, not unmount
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:06 PM   #7
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Thanks for the eject command.. Stupid question but thanks for all your help, Guys. Sorry
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:28 PM   #8
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Dearest AmdMhz don't blame yourself for being stupid, people like me initially faced the same problem you did.

anyways if you do not wish to write the commands, you can just right click on the icon created after the cd-rom is inserted and then you can select the eject , option from that, simple if you are so very used to win platforms.... sorry man just pulling your leg .... hope you did not mind .....
 
Old 09-20-2004, 02:29 PM   #9
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Does anybody know how to read? If yes, why did everybody post every mine when it is already answered?

PEOPLE STOP SKIMMING POSTS!!!
 
Old 09-20-2004, 02:53 PM   #10
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Electro,
As you can see by the timestamp in each post, you, me and ppuru posted at almost the same time. Perhaps when ppuru finished writing, our answers were not uploaded yet. Then, Amd replied and people continued posting with diff answers.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 03:02 PM   #11
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Electro - look at the timestamps of these posts. You, bruno buys, and ppuru all happened to be answering the question simultaneously. -- J.W.

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And as can sometimes happen, it's possible that a person might be in the middle of posting, but then the phone rings and the reply gets delayed for a couple of minutes. Thanks bruno
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