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Old 08-06-2003, 06:10 PM   #1
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Lost control over cdrom.

I wen't away to get a snack and when I came back the cdrom was spinning like a mad man. I had no control over it at all.
The eject button on the drive didn't work nor did

So the only way I could get it to stop was to pull it out.
I have a Dell Latitude C600.

When I jamed it back in I could open it with the button on the drive but that was it.

When I try to mount any cd I get a Input/Output error.
[root@XXX /]# mount -r -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom/
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/cdrom,
       or too many mounted file systems
How do I get my cd to work again without a reboot?
Old 08-06-2003, 06:19 PM   #2
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Have you tried unmounting it?
Old 08-06-2003, 06:24 PM   #3
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Originally posted by XavierP
Have you tried unmounting it?
Yep sorry, it tells me /mnt/cdrom is not mounted.


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