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Old 18th April 2007, 03:30 PM
omidkamangar Offline
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eject command error (CD/DVD)

I am using FC6 and KDE. I have one LG CD writer and one Sony DVD writer. Sometimes when I try to eject a CD/DVD I get an error message. For example this is what happened when I tried to eject my FC6 DVD :
[root@localhost omid]# eject /media/FC-6\ i386\ DVD/
eject: tried to use `/media/FC-6 i386 DVD' as device name but it is no block device
eject: unable to find or open device for: `/media/FC-6 i386 DVD'
The message is the same for CDs. I also tried this:
[root@localhost omid]# mount
/dev/hdb4 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/hdb3 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/hdb1 on /windows/c type vfat (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
/dev/hdc on /media/FC-6 i386 DVD type iso9660 (ro,noexec,nosuid,nodev,noatime,uid=500,utf8)
[root@localhost omid]# eject /dev/hdc
umount: /media/FC-6\040i386\040DVD: not found
eject: unmount of `/media/FC-6\040i386\040DVD' failed
[root@localhost omid]# eject /dev/cdrom-hdc
umount: /media/FC-6\040i386\040DVD: not found
eject: unmount of `/media/FC-6\040i386\040DVD' failed
[root@localhost omid]#
But it failed. To eject the CD/DVD I have to restart the computer or launch Nautilus and navigate to System folder and there I can eject the CD/DVD with no problem.

Is it because of my hardware or because of KDE? Because it has no problemusing Nautilus .
Any help ?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 18th April 2007, 04:42 PM
daneel971 Offline
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I have no problem with eject, but I use fixed mountpoints for my media and I disabled all the automunt stuff - I'm much more comfortable with a traditional way of handling removable media.
Anyway, try to use the real device name instead of the mount point, something like "eject /dev/hda".
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