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Old 12-21-2003, 07:17 PM   #1
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cd rom won't open help

ok, so i renamed the icon on my desktop for my cd rom. well, now it won't eject. I have a stripped down fedora. it claims it is already mounted, which i assume it is. any ideas on how to fix it??
Old 12-21-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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Have you tried unmounting it before you try to eject?
Old 12-21-2003, 07:26 PM   #3
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right clicking the icon doesn't give the unmount option, the error is "Eject /misc/d failed!" misc/d is the cdrom
Old 12-21-2003, 11:34 PM   #4
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unmount from an xterm
Old 12-22-2003, 09:43 AM   #5
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1. Make sure you have no programs open which might be using or "looking at" the contents of the CD-ROM; if you do, the system will assume the CD-ROM is busy and refuse to eject it.

2. As Glock said, open a terminal window (making sure you aren't in the CD-ROM's mount directory) and issue the following command:


The eject command will automatically attempt to unmount any removable media before ejecting it. If you get an error from the eject command, tell us exactly what it is.
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try renaming the cd back to what it orginally was

then issue the above commands or try

umount /misc/d or umount /dev/cdrom (or whatever device u use)

in an terminal, try logging in as root, do su -, and issue the commands above

anyway, if all else fails, just reboot your computer; the kernel will have to force a umount anyway


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