I ran my cdrom without unmounting 60 times, it is gone, help.

Asked by Mike on 2007-05-15

OK a newbie, so after running the cdrom 60 times the machine came and took away my access to it. by deleting /dev/cdrom and /dev/scd0 and god knows what else. I have tried to reload the complete Dapper software from a memory stick but I evidently need to be running Microsoft (curse them) to begin with. Any help?

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2007-05-18
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2007-05-16
Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

Thanks for your question. Which kind of cd you run for 60 times ??? Thanks

Mike (mmannion) said : #2

I never unmounted my cd drive. It was the hardware that I did not unmount, not a cd.

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #3

Thanks, open a shell and do:

$: umount /dev/cdrom

and post the result if you are not able to umount the cd.

Thanks

Mike (mmannion) said : #4

Massimo,
It says -- no such file or directory.
Mike Mannion
ps I'm going to take this thing to a Linux guru today, if he cures it I'll let you know. thank you.

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #5

Ok thanks.

Best Mike (mmannion) said : #6

Well about the only thing I am sure of is that the CD is broken. I can't seem to find a CD-RW to replace it with. But I haven't looked that much. Thank you for your help.
Mike