Unmount a cd drive

Asked by vlc on 2009-11-23

I tried to eject a dvd from the drive, I was told that it was mounted and couldn't be ejected. Please tell me what I need to do to eject the dvd.

Thanks a lot in advance!

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Jonathon Hodges
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2009-11-23
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2009-11-23
Best Jonathon Hodges (jonblondie) said : #1

Hi VLC,
The issue you ask about is known and is explained here: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=598690#c5

As gvfs developer David Zeuthen explains

 - unmount - because you want to unmount the media without ejecting it (for example if you were going to reformat or to check the file system for errors)

 - eject - to eject the disc

 - safely remove - to safely remove the drive without ejecting the media (note that if it's an internal card reader it will then be unavailable until you next reboot)

I hope that helps.

Kind regards,
Jonathon

Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #2

Alright so unmount is usually for another disk drive (a local partition) or a
hard drive, eject is for CD roms to eject from the CD tray and safely remove
is for USB based devices.

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Regards,
Vikram Dhillon

On Monday 23 November 2009 08:42:34 am vlc wrote:
> New question #91391 on Ubuntu:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/91391
>
> If I want to remove an USB drive from my PC, Gnome gives me three options
> in the desktop icon's context menu: Unmount, Eject and Savely Remove
> Drive.
>
> Does anyone know what the differences are between these three options?
>
> Thanks a lot in advance!
>

vlc (vlc) said : #3

Thanks Jonathon Hodges, that solved my question.