Questions tagged [eject]

Questions relating to the eject option when using CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drives and ejecting USB devices

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USB Write buffer + Suspend

There are few questions about some time between GUI copy window finishes the copying process to the external drive and a moment when the IO queue is fully written to the drive. IO queue: https://...
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is there a way to set handbrake to eject the tray after ripping a dvd?

i looked into the settings of handbrake but found nothing to make handbrake eject the dvd tray after succesfull ripping a dvd. i dont really know if it is possible but this is linux and they always ...
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ubuntu 18.04 not ejecting usb device fully

In Ubuntu 18.04 I can click on my thumb drive and select eject. The icon will disappear, but when I use it in Windows 7 I get a message that it needs to be fixed. I suspected it was not being ejected ...
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Maybe I got an old bug that I can not eject the CD-ROM tray from my laptop

Laptop:DELL inspiron 15 3521 (from 2014), BIOS version A12 OS: Xubuntu 16.04.6 , Kernel: 4.4.0-141-generic. I tried everything I found on internet (almost all of them are old posts +- 5,6 years-old) ...
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Strange LED blinking problem with USB flash drives - is it just me?

Introduction I'm using Ubuntu MATE 16.04.5 LTS with latest 4.4 Linux kernel on several machines (laptops and desktops with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0). For me it seems that something was changed inside USB ...
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Keep all windows open when unplugging removing external storage. (stealthily eject flash drive)

When pulling a flash drive, SD card or ejecting a disc, opened file manager windows close automatically. Sometimes, I just quickly need to unplug it to transfer data from a different computer, and I ...
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How to prevent Brasero to auto eject disc at the end of burning?

I'm using Brasero to burn some disc. It works fine. But, at the end of burning, Brasero eject the disc each time. I wish to disable it and keep the disc in the disc drive at the end of burning, but ...
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“Eject device” from command line

For a cheap Chinese 3G modem, which has a builtin USB mass storage device with Windows drivers, I have a generic linux install manual that tells me to "Plug in your modem in USB port , on inserting ...
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unable to safely remove USB HDDs

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and previously did not have any problems with safe removal of USB external storage devices like a 2TB Toshiba Canvio Basics or an older Seagate FreeAgent Go. Now I have bought an ...
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DVD drive not mounted when DVD inserted in 16.04 - unless I use the “eject -t” command

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 Server Edition, and I've discovered that the DVD drive does not mount when I insert a DVD and close the tray manually, but the drive is mounted if I issue eject -t to ...
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Why some usb flash drives can be “ejected” and not “safely removed”?

Differences in "ejecting" and "safely removing" are explained under this question but I can not find an explanation for why some pen drives are not presented with an option to safely remove, and can ...
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Unclear about USB drive ejection: “don't unplug until finished”

I have a question about ejecting USB flash drives in Ubuntu Xenial 16.04. When there is still some I/O going on upon clicking the eject button, I get the message: Writing data to (...). Don't ...
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How can I mount an ejected USB drive without unplugging it?

I am on a Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS system. I use udisksctl command to mount and unmount my USB flash drive, but I sometimes eject it in nautilus. I can see the device in Disks utility even after ejecting.I ...
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How can I get a message that says when you can unplug a usb stick safely?

I have a memory stick. when data is being written, the led flashes. I right click, and select eject, the led will flash and when it stops I will unplug it. Other memory sticks, do not have LEDs, how ...
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unable to eject external USB drives 16.04

I can't safely eject my MP3 player. I am getting the error as follows. Error ejecting /dev/sdb: Command-line `eject "/dev/sdb"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: eject: unable to eject, last error: ...
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equivalent to “safely remove hardware” in Windows

I had always guessed that hitting the eject button in a file manager would be the equivalent of the Windows "safely remove hardware" function for drives. However I notice that hitting eject for drives ...
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Repairing Flash Drive that wasn't ejected with I/O errors?

I was dumb and didn't eject my flash drive, now it won't show up in mount, can't be manually mounted, dd just hangs when trying to zero it out, and I get I/O errors when trying to format it. I know ...
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Problem with opening cd tray

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400. I have had a problem with my cd tray for two years. Today I pressed the button on the cd tray, and inserted a cd into the cd tray, and then I opened and ...
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Eject button on internal drive [closed]

Why is there an eject button on my internal 4tB hard drive? For an internal drive connected by sata, wouldn't you want to unmount the drive but leave it powered and only power it off when the computer ...
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DVD drive tray button

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My problem is that the open/close button on the DVD-RW drive tray dies after booting ubuntu... There is no hardware malfunction, the button works fine before booting ...
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Unable to safely remove usb external hard drive

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and connecting USB Flash Drives and External USB Hard Drives regular basis, I'm able to Eject my USB Flash Drive but I can't Eject or Safely Remove the External USB Hard ...
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How to eject CD using the terminal? [duplicate]

I recently found a question on superuser regarding ejecting a CD using the Windows command line. How can I do this using Linux terminal?
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Is it possible to write on whole device before mount? [closed]

When a USB storage (such as an SD card) is connected to my Ubuntu desktop, it is mounted automatically as /dev/sdc1. If it is ejected or safely removed, /dev/sdc1 goes out from /dev/ folder and /dev/...
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“Eject usb-drive” action for pcmanfm

I wonder if there's a way to create custom pcmanfm action for ejecting usb-drive in lubuntu? I've tried to do this with udisksctl but the --object-path option is giving me this error: (udisksctl ...
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how to safely remove drive?

When I right click on my disk, I have a "safely remove drive" option that appears. When I "safely remove drive", the disk icon goes off, before coming back in a second later. I can hear the disk that ...
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Alienware M14X R4 Eject Button Not Working, Please Help!

I Have an Alienware M17x R4, it came with Windows 7 on it, when we got a ton of viruses on it we decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 on it, The problem is: the eject key on the top right of the keyboard ...
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opposite of eject command?

I have a ton of CDs to image, and I just got curious. I can eject with the eject command. What command inserts the disk tray back into the CD drive? yes it is the type that can pull the tray back in. ...
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Safely remove for removeable hard drive doesn't work

Safely removing my portable WD Elements USB 3.0 1TB drive doesn't actually safely remove it. I get no notification that it is in fact safe to remove even when having done nothing on the disk. It ...
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How do I disable laptop optical drive eject button and assign eject to a keyboard shortcut?

Note: Answer now updated to function under 19.04 I'm on 14.04 and accidentally open my cd/dvd/bluray drive about 20 times a day. I've looked at a few questions here which provided no working solution....
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Cannot mount guest additions with virtualbox

I am having the same problem as this: Unable to mount VirtualBox Guest Additions as a guest (Win7 host) Choosing Insert guest additions CD image... from the devices tab on my virtual machine window ...
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Hitting control button ejects DVD drive

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is fine so far. But every time I press left control button, my DVD drive ejects. It does not happen with right control button. I have searched for answers ...
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Unable to eject DVD

When a DVD is inserted into the drive, it will play and work as normal, however it refuses to eject. I've tried via the command line as well as the eject button. I remember a while back finding some ...
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Ejecting a USB 3.0 drive connected to USB 3.0 port reconnects immediately

I have an external HDD with a USB 3.0 connection. When I connect it to the USB 3.0 port on my laptop, it works fine but when I eject it, it gets remounted immediately. This doesn't happen when I ...
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failed to execute '/bin/eject'

Recently we failed in searching campaign for a Modem Manager for my ZTE USB modem in Ubuntu 14.04 and since then, I am getting, in my Ubuntu starting messages (probably boot scripts), a bunch of ...
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Mac External drive ejects itself

I have been given an external drive that was formatted for mac to copy some files onto. When I have freshly booted, it auto mounts and I can see the files, but when I try to copy files on or off the ...
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“safely remove” option for external devices removed from ubuntu 14.04?

I noticed that with 14.04, the option "safely remove" is no longer there with external HDD's or flash drives. It just says "eject" now. Is eject and safely remove now consolidated into one option, ...
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How to eject RAMDisk? [closed]

The following commands are how I create a RAMDisk on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: sudo mkdir -p /media/ramdisk sudo mount -t tmpfs -o size=1024M tmpfs /media/ramdisk But now I have no idea to eject it. These ...
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Computer doesn't recognize USB device

I am trying to use an iPod with Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 12.04. I was going to post this as an iPod problem, but it looks like it is bigger than that. When I plug in the iPod in my computer, it reads ...
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Unable to eject/safely unmount USB drive

So I'm trying to safely remove this USB drive, because when I don't it does not work properly. When I go on Nautilus and try to eject it, I get this error message: Error ejecting: eject exited with ...
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Safely remove option missing

I have two USB flash drives. When I connect the first one, the icon in the launcher is that of a USB stick and I get the option "Eject" only. When I connect the second one, I get a different icon ...
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Are micro/ultra DVD drives (i.e. those without drawers) supported?

I have a system with a Matsushita/Panasonic optical drive with no drawer i.e. it should detect when a disk is inserted and ingests it automatically. During boot, I can sucessfully insert a disk, ...
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Hard Disk Drive Ejected

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ejected my hard disk drives. now I cannot find them on my devices list could anyone please help?
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Re-mounting an un-mounted USB stick

Is there a way to mount back a USB stick that is once ejected, without physically detaching it and then plugging it in? It was a live-usb of Linux Mint 14 in it, if it helps.
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How to eject a CD/DVD from the command line

I've just right clicked on the DVD icon in the Unity Launcher in order to eject it, but instead of hitting the 'Eject' button, I missed and hit the 'Unlock from Launchpad' option instead. How do I go ...
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Is it possible to power down my external via the eject button?

I'm trying to convert from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome 3.6. Using the notification area's eject icon, I notice the partition is unmounted but the drive is still powered and spinning... I ...
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Eject unreadable DVD from slot-in drive

I have an external USB DVD slot-in drive. It does not have any eject buttons. I inserted a DVD which can't be read (too many scratches I guess). Now I do not know how I can eject the disc - as there ...
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DVD drive unable to eject/load and won't recognize/play anything [closed]

I am running 12.04, and my drive is a Plextor PX 880SA. My DVD player does not work. Today was my first attempt at trying to use it in months, or maybe even longer, so I'm not sure how long it has ...
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Automounting partitions on 1TB external hard disk

I am on Kubuntu 12.04. I have five labelled ext4 partitions on an external removable 1 TB external USB hard drive. When the drive is plugged in, a box pops up, asking me what I want to do for each ...
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Do I have to use “eject” in terminal to load a cd/dvd (on Sony Vaio with eject button)

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Sony Vaio VGN-AR61M as a dual boot machine (I have to keep windows for the CAD stuff I need for work). After looking at different answers on why my eject button ...
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How can I stop my CD drive ejecting?

When I was using Ubuntu 10.04 I used the command eject -i 1 to prevent the CD drawer being opened when the button was pressed. Now I have upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 this command no longer works. It ...