FC18/19 cannot eject installation CD [closed]

asked 2013-10-16 12:50:03 -0500

Trenin gravatar image

updated 2014-09-30 21:34:57 -0500

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I have a custom fedora 18 installation CD which I've created to install fedora 18 with some additional packages with kickstart. The ks.cfg file contains the following line:

# Reboot after the installation and eject the CD
reboot --eject

However, after the reboot, the CD is not ejected and I am presented with the installation menu. At this point, I have to manually remove the CD and then reboot again. If I time it appropriately, I can remove the CD before it fully boots, but this is not ideal.

I want to eject the CD so that it doesn't try to install again.

All the bugs I saw for this look to be in FC 11 or earlier and all seem to be solved.

Does anyone know what logs I should check to debug this problem?


EDIT: I have tried this with fedora 19 and the same problem exists. The CD will not eject.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by zoltanh721
close date 2016-01-16 05:14:16.910398


--eject switch is not documented. What about eject && reboot?

any0n3 gravatar imageany0n3 ( 2013-10-17 10:37:46 -0500 )edit

One quick and dirty solution is that when you boot or reboot w\ the CD still in the drive, press F12 immediately when the bootup process starts. When the boot menu appears, you can then press the eject button on the CD drive and the CD should eject. You can then allow the computer to finish booting from the internal HD.

hawkfeather gravatar imagehawkfeather ( 2013-10-17 11:57:31 -0500 )edit

I don't think we are talking about the same thing. I am referring to the kickstart "reboot" directive found at fedoraproject.org/Anaconda/Kickstart. --eject is documented as a valid flag for this directive. I think you are referring to the Linux "eject" and "reboot" commands.

Trenin gravatar imageTrenin ( 2013-10-18 10:40:50 -0500 )edit

The installation is on a server. I would like to avoid running back to the lab just to eject the cd. While that works, it is not ideal for our customers. In the past, they did not have to physically eject the cd because kickstart did it for them at the end of the install.

Trenin gravatar imageTrenin ( 2013-10-18 10:42:40 -0500 )edit

I confirm that on Fedora 19 (you mentioned a bug at http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=294682, but it may be better to open a new one specific to kickstart) . Try to set BIOS to boot from the disk by default.

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2013-10-24 05:25:02 -0500 )edit