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Old 11-15-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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cdrom will not open...


Hi,

I am running an older enterprise 250 using ultrasparc ii's. Anyway that's not real important.

I do not use solaris often and need to remember the command to use to check for hardware failures...I know there are several and I thought that I used prtconf -v, but the information I remember receiving was organized and laid out faily well. Whenever I type prtconf -v now I receive a LOT of information and not organized the way I remember it.

Does anyone know how to test the cdrom specifically, beside opeing up the system?

* The cdrom drive has power. pressing the eject button only causes the activity light to flash 3 -4 times. Taking a paperclip to it will open the drive, but once it's closed you can't open it again until you take the paperclip out.

any ideas?

thanks
 
Old 11-15-2005, 04:25 PM   #2
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"prtdiag" is probably the command you are looking for.

What does the "eject cdrom" command shows ?
 
Old 11-16-2005, 08:54 AM   #3
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eject cdrom:
No such file or directory


prtdiag: no failures found on system.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 11:08 AM   #4
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Sounds like you have automounter running. When the CDrom is mounted you cannot eject it. Unmount the CD then eject it.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 01:38 PM   #5
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What shows "eject -d" and "ps -ef|grep vold" ?
 
Old 11-16-2005, 01:48 PM   #6
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I don't know... An init 0 did the trick where an init 6 failed.

interesting... (To me at least)

thanks for your help though.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 10:16 PM   #7
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volmgt cmd

You need to shut down volmgt before eject cd will work.

/etc/init.d/volmgt stop

then eject cd or the button will work.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 09:04 AM   #8
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Now the thing won't close.

I'm on the second install cd and everytime I hit the close button, or push the drive closed, it ejects...

I'm thinking something is wrong with the drive.

thanks for the help.

-Me
 
  


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