>> On Fri, 05 May 2000 21:59:28 -0400, David M. Carney
>> >This isn't strictly a Linux specific problem, but I effects my Linux
>> >box, too!
>> >I have a Compaq Presario 4808 with the CD ROM drive that has no tray.
>> >I.e., you just slip the CD ROM into the drive slot and it picks it up
>> >(and swallows it?) and you're in business.
>> >I ejected a CD earlier and didn't take it out immediately. The drive
>> >sucked it back in and now it's holding it hostage! HELP!! How do I get
>> >the CD out intact? (CD & drive, preferably).
>> Most distros have a little program called "eject" available. If this
>> CD-ROM is on /dev/hdc, for example, you'd enter:
>> # eject /dev/hdc
>> et voil. There's another way to do this using the cdrecord
>> program; "cdrecord -eject dev=/dev/sg0", but that requires a bunch of
>> other crud that you probably don't have installed if this isn't a CD-R(W).
>> No clue on the Lose9x side, unless you can right-click on whatever drive
>> letter the CD-ROM is and pull up a menu that has "Eject" as a choice.
>> Matt G / Dances With Crows \###| You have me mixed up with more
>> There is no Darkness in Eternity \##| creative ways of being stupid,
>> But only Light too dim for us to see \#| as I have to run nothing but a
>> (Unless, of course, you're working with NT)\| burp in the butt. --MegaHAL
>Thanks, Matt. Already tried "eject". This is a "mechanical" problem, as the CD
>ROM reads the CD in it just fine.
On the back of most cd-roms, rw,r, etc. is a small (pin sized) hole.
This hole was put in to allow access to the 'manual' eject just
in case something like this, or a power failure, happens.
However, be sure to check your manual for the drive or with the manufacturer
to be sure you use the right hole.