Re: [2.1.47] patch to avoid the ATAPI CD locking at boot

Aaron Tiensivu (
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 17:47:18 -0400

> Description of the problem (you must have an ATAPI CD to try the following
> it):
> 1. Reboot your machine
> 2. Wait lilo prompt
> 3. Before boot linux open your ATAPI CD-ROM (as you want to insert a CD,
> you can also insert a CD)
> 4. Don' t close the CD-ROM with the eject button, but leave it opened
> 5. With the CD-ROM opened start linux from lilo (that is waiting from
> point 2).
> 6. When the boot is finished and you are logging into your system try to
> open the CD-ROM with the eject button (the same you pressed at point 3
> to open it)
> 7. The CD is locked

This might be specific to your CD-ROM brand since my old junky Goldstar 4X
CD-ROM doesn't have trouble.

What brand do you have?

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