Protecting the Optical Drive
To keep the optical drive working properly:
In an emergency, you can eject a disc by holding down the mouse button as the
system starts up. If no mouse is attached, you can eject the disc by using the front
panel controls to start up from the optical drive. For instructions, see the Xserve User
Guide on the Admin Tools disc that comes with the Xserve.
Whenever possible, eject the disc before shutting down.