ejecting a Zip disk using eject(1)
bobc at anything-inc.com
Tue Dec 2 07:53:27 PST 2003
On Tue, Dec 2, 2003, DG wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Matthew
> > Emmerton
> > Sent: Tuesday, 2 December 2003 10:32 AM
> > To: DG; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: Re: ejecting a Zip disk using eject(1)
> > > I tried that too. The eject command accepts just the
> > device name without
> > a
> > > prefix, and prepends "/dev/" as necessary.
> > >
> > > Specifically from man eject(1):
> > >
> > > SYNOPSIS
> > > eject [-fnv] device
> > >
> > It's probably the case that the actual Zip drive itself
> > doesn't have the
> > hardware to eject the disk automatically -- you have to push the eject
> > button on the front (like a floppy) -- at least with the Zip
> > drives I've
> > used.
> > CD-ROMs, OTOH, can be ejected through software since the tray
> > is motorized.
> > --
> > Matt Emmerton
> Not so. The Zip drive ejects quite happily under a different open source
> UNIX-like operating system, and a similar IDE Zip drive in a different PC
> ejects quite happily under Windows 98.
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Just a quick question. Did you umount the zip disk prior to ejecting it?
IIRC, I had to umount my old zip drive prior to eject working....
just my 0.02
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