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Thread: 12.04 Locks DVD drive.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007

    12.04 Locks DVD drive.


    I've installed this version. Beautiful, though I like the colors of 7.4better. But installation is MUCH smoother, everything is automatically recognized (minus the printer, oh well...)and monitor set to the right resolution.

    Problem is, if I replace the ISO disk in the drive to maybe install some application, once the ISO disk is in, that's it. I cannot retrieve it if I change my mind. It promptly starts and displays the boot menu. But the boot menu does not have an EXIT or ABORT INSTALLATION link. More, when I am trying to remove the disk by pressing on the drive's button, nothing happens.

    I press the old DOS Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys and the computer soft boots. While booting, I am trying to eject the disk by pressing the drive's button. Nothing happens, the drive remains locked.

    Only when I hard boot, I can eject the disk. That of course is no good, for power supplies are expensive nowadays.

    Why 12.04 doesn't have a menu item to abort installation or enable me to eject the disk (if I forget it in the drive) I don't quite understand, for I've never encountered any software that didn't have a command for bailout.

    Another issue: I cannot run the ISO disk live.

    If anyone had this problem, PLEASE let me know.

    Thank you, yours John.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005

    Re: 12.04 Locks DVD drive.

    I'm afraid I don't understand what you are saying.

    If you mean that you sometimes do not remove a bootable disk from your DVD drive when you restart or boot the machine, you can simply hold the power button to stop everything, once you realise.

    As a CD or DVD will be a non-writable file system, there is really no danger of corrupting the CD/DVD filesystem, and you should then be able to remove it and boot again.

    However, when you mention the boot menu, which I presume is the CD/DVD boot menu, I remember there being an option to boot to the first internal/hard drive, but it's a while since I booted an installation or live CD/DVD and now I can't remember how it is described. Look carefully at the last boot option; it may be that one.

    Apologies if I have completely missed your point, and if so, please came back again with a better explanation of your problem.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo


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