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Use disktool and System Profiler to eject stubborn CDROM discs
Authored by: gmachen on Dec 12, '03 10:12:31PM

> [in] System Profiler ... Not only did the drive appear there
> under ATA devices, but it also listed the unmounted volume of
> the disc that was stuck in the drive AND the BSD disk#, which
> it listed as "disk3". So I fired up Terminal and typed:
>
> disktool -e disk3 [Return]
>
> My drive magically popped open and I was able to remove the CDROM.

1) My Jaguar 10.2.6 System Profiler didn't show the BSD disk#. What's up with that?

2) In any event, if other removable drives are subject to being connected and disconnected across restarts, how does one determine which disk# the CD-ROM drive might land on? I need to know this so I can write a shell script command in an AppleScript applet in the Dock to eject a CD on a Mac without a keyboard or mouse, but with a touchscreen. I need a guaranteed way of knowing which disk# will be the CD-ROM drive.



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Use disktool and System Profiler to eject stubborn CDROM discs
Authored by: Nash0316 on Aug 21, '04 10:08:16PM

I, too, have a CD that's stuck. It's Disc #1 out of three Mac OS X Panther Installer discs. I had to reinstall Classic and was using it. When I went to eject it, it disappeared. I've tried each and every hint I've found in here and elsewhere. Nothing works.

Then I tried your hint and I HAVE found it my the System Profiler ATA! Like yours, it's listed as disk3. I'm afraid, however, that I'm a neophyte on the steps of your hint from there, compared to most peopel who post here who probably know exactly what you're talking about. But I'm desperate.

If you ever have a minute, I'd really appreciate it if you could try to explain to me exactly, step-by-step, what I need to do. Like, what's toolfix? How do I get to it or how do I get it? And if I can get to it or get it, exactly what would I be doing with it?

MANY thanks for any help or direction you can give me!

Riis



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