cd stuck in cd drive after failed burn

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at
Thu Sep 16 07:18:31 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 15 September 2004 08:33, Anthony Philipp wrote:

> After burning trying to burn a cd with too much information on it, it ended up with this error. 
> only wrote -1 of 37632 bytes: Input/output error
> burncd: ioctl(CDRIOCFLUSH): Input/output error
> But the cd was stuck in the drive, and would not respond when I pressed the eject button.
> I was just wondering if this was a common error or just a bug that since been fixed.

I have never use burncd, so I can't answer this question.

> Also if this happens again, is there a way to force a cd eject without rebooting?

cdrecord's -eject option. If your drive is only locked by burncd this should work,
but if your drive's firmware crashed, your lost.

cdrecord is part of /usr/ports/sysutils/cdrtools(-devel).


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