FC2 problem with CDROM mount/unmount
jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 3 16:25:17 UTC 2004
Rick Moseley <rmoseley at redhat.com> said about CDROM mount/unmount:
>I have a friend with the following problem on a FC2 Compaq system with
>his CDROM mounting/unmounting. Here is his description:
>One more thing - I got a quick Fedora question. We are having trouble with
>mounting and unmounting CDROM's on a <derogatory remark about
>Compaq removed> PC. Sometimes the CD won't
>eject. And no process is using the filesystem. And then when it finally
>does eject, and a new CD is inserted, it shows the files from the previous
Try umount -l /dev/cdrom. This will "soft" unmount the CD. Then try 'eject /dev/cdrom' This should eject the disk. However, I will make a note of caution. If the drive is in use by any program, such as cron.daily, you can break the program and possibly leave opened files on the system which may/may not require a hard restart.
I would look further into what processes are running when the drive is not ejecting the disk. It is possible that a process is accessing the disk when you were not expecting it.
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