Deactivate CD drive temporarily to leave CD in

Asked by Jan on 2010-05-01

I rarely ever use my CD drive, only for system installation from the machine.

I want to keep a Ubuntu CD in my drive at all times so I do not have to carry around an extra case. Is it possible to deactivate CD activity (the disc spinning and the laser trying to read it), effectively using the CD drive as an internal case? :)

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subliminalfix (subliminalfix) said : #1

yes second mouse gesture on the cd or right click left click depending on your typing will give you an option to unmount volume it should not eject as that command is there as well. dont give up!!!

hope that does it need more help just post back

That does not work because

Sorry, I meant to say:
There is no option to only unmount the drive, just to eject.

Sometimes, the CD is not even read and mounted. I am marking this as solved because I decided to completely switch to a USB drive solution. ;)

subliminalfix (subliminalfix) said : #4

sorry your having trouble still sir what is it that happened?