[Gllug] Locked in DVD!

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Sun Aug 22 10:17:04 UTC 2004

On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 11:02:45AM +0100, Sharon Kimble wrote:
> I have a DVD that has got 'locked in' to my CD/DVD combo drive and is 
> stubbornly resisting all efforts to unmount it on my Fedora Core 2 box. I've 
> tried as user and as root, but the drawer still refuses to open. The 'disk 
> management' GUI shows that it is not mounted, and I'm unable to mount it 
> either! Its been stuck now for approaching 24 hours, and I need to use the 
> drive for something else.
> Can anyone give me any idea of how to open the drawer without rebooting 
> please?

What process is using the drive?  As root, do 'fuser /dev/cdrom'


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