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Old 07-11-2002
Network Cdrom Problem!!!

Hi everybody:
I have Solaris 8 installed on my little Enterprise 3500 and, for a cruel fate of the destiny, Im the admin....
Here is the problem: a week ago I took out a CD from the CDROM drive in an abnormal way.
I inserted a clip in the little hole in the front of the drive because the button doesnt work.

Now when I cd to /cdrom appears the old volume name of the CD that is not mounted anymore, and if I put a new CD nothing happens. When I try to unmount it says that is not mounted.

I think its something with the automount feature on Solaris, but I dont know how to fix-it.

If you now, PLEASE, enlighten me with your knoledge.. (is it ok, "enlighten" ?,Im Spanish..)
# 2  
Old 07-11-2002
i think should you try do the same again when the disk in the cd_rom...
# 3  
Old 07-11-2002
Data Im in troubles

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Originally posted by trynew
i think should you try do the same again when the disk in the cd_rom...

Yeah... but it was a borrowed CD and I already gave back to the owner...

What am I gonna do ??????
# 4  
Old 07-11-2002
This is a SCSI or IDE cd-rom drive?
# 5  
Old 07-11-2002
Have you tried 'eject cdrom' ?
# 6  
Old 07-11-2002
It's a SCSI Drive, but WAIT!!!!! I solve the problem... I call the guy who gave me the CD, I mounted it and the eject it and ...voila!!

However, it would be nice to know how to fix this if you cannot put the CD.

Thanx to all
# 7  
Old 07-11-2002
I put in a cd, waited till automount found it, did a ls on /cdrom and got the directory structure. I then put the paperclip in the hole - /cdrom still listed the information. I then did a eject cdrom and it was reset as far as knowing that the cd was no longer there. But this is awful hard on your cdrom drive and cd!
 
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