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if you do, after the completing the test - it will eject the CD.

and how are you going to reinsert the CD to complete your install? you're remote remember ??

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The BIOS should close the CdROM tray on start. But this is not the place to ask this question. – leppie Dec 6 '10 at 10:36
How to do that, can you please help me out. – Octopus Dec 6 '10 at 10:53
I guess the right place to ask would be: Talking about the question, you should provide more details (which installation cd of which distro, how do you connect, etc.). If you need to close the cd tray from a Linux shell, the command is eject -t. But I suggest using md5sum to check the cd before attempting to use it, since the cd checking mechanism could be potentially broken too, faking the test results.. – redShadow Dec 6 '10 at 11:07
@leppie: Is there any guarantee that a reboot will actually make BIOS close the CD tray, or is it just a usual by-product of POST? – Piskvor Dec 6 '10 at 12:00
@leppie What if the drive uses a slot, rather than a tray? – Blacklight Shining Jan 23 '14 at 15:00

As leppie says, a reboot should also fix this. Unless it's a laptop or slot style CD drive, it should be closed during POST.

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redShadow's answer +1

eject -t to close the tray, but the md5sum is the better method. You can get the md5 key from the distro site.

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