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.

Legal Beagle
July 13th, 2010, 02:34 AM
Software method:

You'll need to get into terminal.

df -l
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

Hardware method:

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.