View Full Version : [ubuntu] imac g4 eject cd in single user mode from osx
July 12th, 2010, 11:15 PM
I would like to install ubuntu on my imac g4 but osx won't boot so I wanted to
to use ubuntu is there any way to eject cd from single user mode?:P
July 12th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Tried "drutil eject" yet?
July 12th, 2010, 11:24 PM
thanks ill try that
July 12th, 2010, 11:27 PM
I get a bus error "Bus error".
July 12th, 2010, 11:35 PM
and when I boot into single user mode I get hard drive I/O
errors , I think it is corrupted.
July 13th, 2010, 02:34 AM
You'll need to get into terminal.
Copy the /dev/diskxx info, where xx is the disk number for your cdrom and try this:
disktool -e /dev/diskxx
If that doesn't work, try:
hdiutil eject /dev/diskxx
First, try rebooting and holding down the mouse button (WIRED mouse) during startup.
If that doesn't work, check out http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2285
There's a graphic showing where the paperclip goes to pull it out.
...I'd be more comfortable trying it in the command line before I busted out the office supplies. Good luck.
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