Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138759
gnome cannot eject CDROM and zip disk
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
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Description of problem:
Right-click on the automounted CD and choosing "Eject" causes CDROM
to be unmounted, but not ejected. "Unable to eject media" pops-up.
The same problem with zip disk (usb).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.insert CD into cdrom
2. wait for it to automount
3. right-click on the icon on the desktop, select "Eject"
Actual Results: CD unmounts, but does not eject. Error message
pops-up : "Unable to eject media".
Expected Results: CDROM ejects.
This problew has been with zip disks for quite some time. I filed few
with no result (the problem is still there).
This happens on multiple computers. CDROM is on ide interface.
Same for me.
Fresh FC3/i386 install ( GNOME ).
- insert CD
- wait for icon appearing on desktop
- right click, select Eject
It is umnounted, but not ejected, it gives an error dialog about
Happens with CD-RW and CD-ROM units ( ATAPI ).
I have the same problem but for me is very occasional, It rarely
happens and always with the same CDs (they are a bit old and ugly).
The ones I usually use works fine without any problem.
To be more specific about this problem the actual error message is:
"eject: unable to eject, last error: Invalid argument".
The CD got unmounted but the CD drive wont eject it. I can eject it
as root in the console (# eject /dev/cdrom) and even in the console I
get the very same error message as in nautilus.
For more information please check this mail message:
The problem disappeared after updating my system. Don't know which
package did the trick, I installed a full CD of updates (official
This looks like bug 122472. Marking duplicate, please see my last
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 122472 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.