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#1 guimenez

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:06 AM

Hi

is there any application that can eject CDROM from freedos?

i don't load cdrom drivers from dos (cd1.sys), i just only run a bootable cd that emulates drive A:
After doing all the job, i need to eject the cdrom

is there anything that i can use for that, something that communicate with bios irq to find the cdrom

thanks

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#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:12 AM

Let's make a deal. :)

If you explain to me what drove you to post a new thread in:
Boot Land > Groups > Project forge >
to ask a question about FreeDos :), I will give you a possible solution.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:42 AM

lol

i'm searching a free application to make this, and i choose the project forge section to put this.

i didn't find another appropriated section to ask help about the cdrom eject.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:24 PM

i didn't find another appropriated section to ask help about the cdrom eject.

At first sight a topic titled:

eject CDROM from freedos

unless of course you boot FreeDos from NOWHERE :unsure:, would be more appropriate here :):

Boot Land > Groups > Boot from USB / Boot anywhere > FreeDos and Dos


Are you suggesting we make a "CDROM" section or an "eject" one? :) (no, we won't make a "from" one, no matter how much you ask for it) :)

Most eject CD apps are dependent on the drive letter.

http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=13917

fxeject:
http://www.simtel.ne...t/view/id/42082
can also use the drive address:

FXEJECT - © by Ingo Heeskens (11/13/94)
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Usage : FXEJECT -command<w> [I/O-Address]

command : o - open c - close
l - lock u - unlock

<w> : If adding a 'w' to the command the program waits until
the drive is ready after executing the command (works
only with mitsumi FX001(D)).

I/O-Address : address of the cd-rom controller, leave blank if you
are not using a FX001(D) and/or MSCDEX

examples : FXEJECT -o (open, using MSCDEX)
FXEJECT -l $300 (lock drive with controller address
$300)
FXEJECT -cw $340 (close drive with address $340, wait
until it's ready)


Will it work in freedos? :unsure:
Will it work for you? :)

Try it and report. :)

:w00t:
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#5 guimenez

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for the info

I don't need any section for eject or freedos, i was just needing help to find a program to eject
cdrom, sorry for putting in the wrong section :)

i'm tying the fxeject but it hangs in dos.

Maybe the ej works, but i can't find it on the internet all sites i found, are offline

Does anyone have this little application to share?

thanks

#6 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:41 PM

i'm tying the fxeject but it hangs in dos.


It hangs with which command line?
In which dos?
In which hardware?

I don't have ej handy, but as far as I can remember it hooked on MSCDEX or similar driver, so it won't be useful in your situation.

:)
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 07:38 PM

I'm using freedos with vmware to make some tests.
I don't use mscdex because i have a bootable cd that only as a:
Só i can't use programs that need CDROM Drive letter. I need to eject from
bios irq or something like that

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 07:58 AM

I'll try again.

Which command line did you use with FXeject?

We have this convention, that when we put one of thiese little hooks signs "?" at the end of a sentence it is a question, and it would be nice if you could answer to these.


Since it is VMWARE, it is very likely that a hardware related function does not work, are yo using an internal virtual CD rom or a physical device in VMWARE?

Anyway this kind of utilities (if they work) should be tested on real hardware.

:)
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