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Old 01-29-2005, 10:47 AM   #1
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umount cd in use

i have a pretty newbie question that i just stumbled across.
i'm installing a 3-CD program, in which inthe middle, it asks me to use cd2, then cd3.
but the thing is to install, i have to mount /cdrom, run the install file, and so in order to insert cd2, i have to umount cd1, but i can't because it's in use, and i dont' want to stop the installation process.

now my question is, is there anyway to get around this?
Old 01-29-2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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Have you tried: sudo eject /cdrom
If you don't use sudo do:
eject /cdrom
Old 01-29-2005, 11:16 AM   #3
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Also make sure you're not in the /cdrom directory when you're trying to unmount it. The system can get kind of crabby when you try to unmount your current directory
Old 01-29-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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ahh, i'll try it when the chance comes, in real life, there was a time issue, i just put everything in one place and then installed from there. but thanks


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