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Old 03-23-2006, 04:48 PM   #1
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Question problems ejecting CDROM in Debian

For some reason i can't eject my cdrom...
before i could not even umount it.. so now, before i'd type umount /media/cdrom
now i type umount -l /media/cdrom
and there is no problem unmounting it...however, i can't eject it at all...
SO i have to restart the session and when it's booting up i press on the thing and it ejects it...... has anybody have this problem???
I looked online and many people seem to have this problem??? does anyone know how to fix it?
Any help???
Old 03-23-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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Right click on the CDROM icon, and select 'Eject'
Old 03-24-2006, 12:03 AM   #3
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i did try that too and does not seem to work...I mean, the cdrom is unmounted, how do i eject it??
Old 03-24-2006, 12:19 AM   #4
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Well if it is unmounted (and you did not get any "busy" errors when un-mounting), you should be able to eject using:

eject /media/cdrom

Try it in both user and root. Also check your fstab that it is actually mounting in /media/cdrom



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