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Re: Forcing a disk eject



On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 15:05 -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> 
> --- Paul Smith <phhs80 gmail com> wrote:
> 
> > Dear All
> > 
> > >From time to time, my DVDs do not eject. Is there
> > some way of forcing
> > the disk to come out?
> > 
> > Thanks in advance,
> > 
> > Paul
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> 
> This might not be the best answer, but most cd's have
> a hole in front which you can insert a paper clip and
> force the cd outside.  Do this when all other things
> have failed, ie,
> 
> 
> # umount /dev/hdc
> # umount /dev/hdd
> 
> # eject /dev/hdc
> # eject /dev/hdd
> 
> Shutdown and restart computer and when computer is
> starting press cd switch to eject and take out.

One must also remember that if the disk has a filesystem on it AND
anyone has open files on that disk (including being "cd"d to it), then
you can't eject or unmount it.

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