Unmount a CD through the terminal?

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  1. GoKyu macrumors 65816

    GoKyu

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    I just finished watching a DVD, and for some reason when I drag the disc to the trash, the icon goes away, but the disc doesn't eject.

    I tried rebooting, and that puts the icon back on the desktop, but even hitting the eject key on the keyboard won't do anything.

    I know under Linux you can use the umount command to unmount a CD, but when I go under /dev, I don't see any devices that look like they would be CDs. (I think Linux usually uses /dev/cdrom for an active disc.)

    Does anyone know which device names OS X uses for the cd drives? I have 2 CD drives in my system.

    Thanks for any help with this!

    -Bryan
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Simpler -- open iTunes. Select Eject Disk from the menus.
    Or - restart, and hold the mouse button down throughout the startup procedure.
     
  3. benlangdon macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    what about disk utility?
    maybe repair disk permissions?
     
  4. tbohlsennswssrg macrumors regular

    tbohlsennswssrg

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    Here try this:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20020920054404475
     
  5. GoKyu thread starter macrumors 65816

    GoKyu

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  6. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    Out of curiosity -- doesn't the command 'umount /Volumes/[your disk name]' work with audio CDs as well?
     

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