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    Ejecting CDs

    It's only been an annoyance until now, but it has become a major problem.

    The problem is that I cannot eject a CD without totally shutting the program down that was reading from it (sometimes it's the freakin' kernel!).

    I have a program that came on 2 CDs and I'm trying to install it through wine. Everything goes well until it asks for CD 2. I'm trying to eject CD 1 out, but no go. I have to completely exit wine to get the CD out. At this point the installer is stopped so inserting CD 2 does no good. The installer can only be started from CD 1.

    There must be a solution to this. Can someone help?

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    Re:Ejecting CDs

    Thats when you use your paper clip in that little hole ;D

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    if you do that can you mount the other CD?

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    Re:Ejecting CDs

    [quote author=countach44 link=board=2;threadid=8683;start=#msg78427 date=1076634254]
    if you do that can you mount the other CD?
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    No. That's the problem!

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    Re:Ejecting CDs

    what program is still accessing the cdrom drive? Perhaps the program isnt exiting properly.

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    Re:Ejecting CDs

    [quote author=Slave Copy link=board=2;threadid=8683;start=0#msg78480 date=1076782947]
    what program is still accessing the cdrom drive? Perhaps the program isnt exiting properly.
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    I know it is wine accessing the CD-ROM, but I do not want to shut wine down, I need to keep the installer running, only swap CDs. But how can I do that?

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    could you set wine to use a symlink as the cdrom, then rm the symlink and point it to the second cd? (maybe it will let you unmount maybe you could just rip the cd)

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    Re:Ejecting CDs

    [quote author=gorn link=board=2;threadid=8683;start=#msg78643 date=1076973894]
    could you set wine to use a symlink as the cdrom, then rm the symlink and point it to the second cd? (maybe it will let you unmount maybe you could just rip the cd)
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    That might be a work around, I'll give it a shot. But I still think that there must be (or needs to be) an easier way to swap CDs in Linux.

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    What about typing "eject" as root user? That may take precedence over the lock the process has on it.

    Yeah that is a freakin huge annoyance. Sure it's handy for the case where you accidentally bump the eject button while installing something, but for 99% of the time it's something that's gone wrong and you can't get your CD out.

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