Ejecting an Unresponsive CD

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In Ubuntu, sometimes a process will tie up the CD drive and you will be unable to eject it. Thankfully there is an easy way to get around this. At the command line, enter:

# fuser /media/cdrom

to figure out which process is using the drive then:

# sudo fuser -k /media/cdrom

and just enter your pass-phrase to unlock it then:

# eject

to eject the disc. Congratulations! That's all there is to it!
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