#36 Reboot without ejecting CD from drive

Steven Shiau
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I am administering a server who has a BMC (="out-of-band-management", I can control the mainboard via network on the lowest hardwarelevel, turn the machine on/off, reset, go into the CMOS and make changes in BIOS settings, etc.).
I want to have clonezilla on CD live in his CD-ROM-drive and from time to time reboot the machine and start clonezilla to make an image of the server.

Unfortunately when clonezilla is done and you press "reboot", clonezilla automatically opens the CD-ROM tray and ejects the CD, so that you take the CD out and have no problems rebooting the operating system on the harddrives (beginner users might leave the CD in and wonder why they continue booting from CD, etc.)

The problem I have is, that the server is in a 19" cage which has a locked "front bezel", that seales all drive bays agains someone opening it, etc.
The CD-ROM tries top open and the tray hits against the door. Then unfortunately the drive get's stuck there.

Request: Please change the setting named "reboot" to "reboot with automatical CD-eject (default)" and add a second option e.g. "reboot with CD stay in drive (advanced setting)" or something like that.
This solution would make everybody happy :-)



  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau

    Thank for this request.
    To make both, live-initramfs has to be patched.
    I will try. Or maybe add "noprompt" in the boot parameters, since for Clonezilla live zip file we have done so.

  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau

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