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Re: Unable to eject boot cd during kickstart install



It showed up here as:

        dwight wrote:
        [Your words]

        > [My original words]

Which is confusing. It would have been more clear to see this as:
        [Your words]

        dwight wrote:
        > [My original words]

For more clarification, perhaps referring to the web view would
help, as this is how it appeared to me:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/kickstart-list/2008-February/msg00059.html

I have no objection to your statements. It's just that I didn't
make them, and wanted to make that clear.

That's all I'll comment further on the list about this. I doubt
anyone else is really interested in anything further.

        -dwight-

On Thursday 14 February 2008 03:51:47 pm John Summerfield wrote:
> dwight at supercomputer.org wrote:
> > Lest there be any confusion, I didn't write the stuff attributed
> > to me (the first indented ">"); that belongs to John. No doubt
> > due to a simple typing error.
> >
> >    -dwight-
>
> Now I am confused. Please write directly below text you attribute
> to me and about which you see some confusion. I don't see anything
> I wrote that you'd be keen to disown, and I don't see anything I
> wrote that I'm especially keen to either claim or disclaim. Aside
> from spelling errors. I see "bts" where I intended "btw."
>
> > On Thursday 14 February 2008 03:57:01 am John Summerfield wrote:
> >> dwight at supercomputer.org wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm forking a thread on ks, because it illustrates something
> >> that's been on my mind for a while.
> >>
> >> When I boot CD to net install (which I suppose the OP is doing
> >> coz otherwise it doesn;t make sense to head for other parts,
> >> media in hand), I'd like it to spit the CD out as soon as it's
> >> not required.
> >>
> >> Normally, I use PXE but just sometimes, I might boot from CD
> >> and then install off a good ADSL connexion. Taking the CD
> >> ensures there won't be an install loop. Waiting for it's
> >> tedious.
> >>
> >>
> >> bts I've just been testing PX+KS (CentOS5.1) on a 3yo or so
> >> Pentium IV. Takes a little less than 15 minutes, about what
> >> RHHL 7.2-3 took on Pentium IIs fdr a similar install.
> >>
> >> In contrast, XP's equivalent takes around an hour and despite
> >> the .SIF file (equivalent to the ks) it insists asking more
> >> question. And then it's ready to install the applications such
> >> as office software.
> >>
> >> Good Work JK (who I think's been on it all that time) and crew.
> >>
> >>> It sounds like there's some process left around which is
> >>> keeping the device open. That would be the first thing I'd
> >>> check. If nothing is obvious from a ps(1), then you'll have to
> >>> dig deeper.
> >>>
> >>> lsof(1) and/or an `fuser -v` are typically used to track this
> >>> down. The trouble is that these aren't available from the F2
> >>> virtual terminal. I'm going from memory at the moment, but I'm
> >>> pretty certain this is the case.
> >>>
> >>> To use these utilities, you'll have to do something like the
> >>> following:
> >>>    1. chroot /mnt/system
> >>>    2. mount  up /sys (Check fstab, it would be something like
> >>> mount -t sysfs /sys
> >>>    3. mount up /proc
> >>>    4. /sbin/start_udev
> >>>
> >>> You should then be able to use lsof and/or fuser.
> >>>
> >>> You can also now do all sorts of other nifty things.
> >>>
> >>> Note that to exit this environment cleanly, you have to clean
> >>> up in the reverse order. Starting will killing the udevd
> >>> daemon.
> >>>
> >>> Hope that helps.
> >>>
> >>>    -dwight-
> >>>
> >>> On Wednesday 13 February 2008 06:55:13 am Peter Schwenk wrote:
> >>>> I've been using kickstart installs with Fedora and CentOS for
> >>>> quite a while now.  I boot the system with a cd and enter the
> >>>> appropriate command at the BOOT: prompt and away it goes. 
> >>>> I've gotten used to being able to eject the cd from the
> >>>> system (using the button on the drive) at the point where it
> >>>> is installing packages.  For some reason, with Fedora 8
> >>>> kickstart installs the cd is locked in the drive and I cannot
> >>>> eject it. I've tried going to a virtual terminal and running
> >>>> 'eject /tmp/cdrom', but it returns "Input/output error".
> >>>>
> >>>> I'd like to be able to take the cd with me so that I don't
> >>>> have to go and retrieve it later.  Does anyone know how this
> >>>> can be done? Thanks in advance for your help.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> -----
> >>>> - Peter Schwenk
> >>>> - CITA-3, Systems Administrator
> >>>> - Mathematical Sciences
> >>>> - University of Delaware
> >>>> - schwenk _at_ math _dot_ udel _dot_ edu
> >>>> - http://www.math.udel.edu/~schwenk
> >>>
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