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[ale] Q: Zipdisk won't eject @#$!! disk



John M. Mills wrote:

I know you checked this, but make sure it's not mounted.  Also get a
copy of 'ziptool.' It gives you some nice options (including ejecting)
for jaz and zip drives..

> 
> I have an IDE Iomega zip100 drive, and it refuses to spit out the *(@#!!
> disks.  Pushing the button gets no result.  Console command no better:
> 
> # eject zip
> eject: inquiry ioctl error: I/O error
> eject: CDROMEJECT ioctl failed for `/dev/hdc4': I/O error
> 
> or:
> # eject hdc
> eject: inquiry ioctl error: I/O error
> eject: CDROMEJECT ioctl failed for `/dev/hdc': I/O error
> 
> Maybe duct tape _is_ the answer.  FWIW: 2.0.33 kernel, IDE floppy built
> OK, transfers seem to go OK, drive is on its side (button downward), I'm
> tired of rebooting my system into windows (won't turn loose till Win is
> running) just to change the zip disk.
> 
> Suggestions?  Things to look for?
> 
> TIA
> 
>   John M. Mills, Senior Research Engineer -- john.mills at gtri.gatech.edu
>   Georgia Tech Research Institute, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA 30332-0834
>          Phone contacts: 404.894.0151 (voice), 404.894.6285 (FAX)
>              "Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and Simulations"

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