Re: [PARPORT] Ejecting a Syquest Cartridge

Alexander Shumakovitch (
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 22:07:42 +0200

On Fri, Jul 24, 1998 at 02:50:55PM -0400, wrote:
> > Can anyone tell me how to eject a Syquest Sparq Cartridge by a
> > command at a shell prompt?
> If you are using the PARIDE 'pd' driver, you should be able to do
> eject /dev/pda
> providing the disk is not mounted.
> pd accepts the same ioctl that CD-ROM drives use, so the standard eject
> command should work.

I was very excited about this possibility, so I've decided to check it. And
here's what I got:
  # eject /dev/pda
  eject: CDROMEJECT ioctl failed for `/dev/pda': Invalid argument

eject /dev/pda1 produces the same result. What's wrong? I have eject version
1.5 and paride 0.94 running under Debian 2.0 with kernel 2.0.34.

Thanks a lot in advance!

  --- Shurik.

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