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Old 09-24-2003, 07:03 AM   #1
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cdrom problem

I'm currently having some trouble with my cdrom.
When I'm running Red Hat 9.0 I can't eject the cdrom tray in my laptop. I can read the disk that it is inside and everything. But for some reason I can;t eject it.
Does anybody knows why?

Thanks Carlos
Old 09-24-2003, 07:22 AM   #2
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It's probably still mounted. You should either bring up a console and type:
umount /mnt/cdrom (or whatever the path to your cd drive is)
eject /mnt/cdrom
Alternatively, I seem to recall that Redhat gives you icons on the desktop for your cd drives. Right click and pick unmount, then eject.
Once you've unmounted the drive, you should be able to just press the eject button on the drive instead if you prefer.
Old 10-20-2003, 11:41 AM   #3
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Does anyone know of a fix for this problem? If there is an automount I believe there should be an autodismount. Why should one have to first unmount the CDROM before pressing the button on the drive to eject.?


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