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Re: Are RWs a problem?



On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 16:59 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 04 April 2006 20:48, Matt Arnilo S. Baluyos (Mailing Lists) wrote:
> > 
> >>On 4/5/06, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
> >>
> >>>On Tuesday 04 April 2006 18:54, Matt Arnilo S. Baluyos (Mailing Lists) 
> > 
> > wrote:
> > 
> >>>>Error trying to open /dev/hdd exclusively ... retrying in 1 second.
> >>>
> >>>There may be other problems, but this one suggests that something,
> >>>probably automount, is grabbing the device.  Make sure you have closed
> >>>any file manager windows, and if a device icon has come onto the desktop,
> >>>use it to umount the device.
> >>
> >>Thanks Anne, doing a umount on /dev/hdd solved the problem.
> >>
> >>This is weird though - shouldn't Fedora automagically do this thing for us?
> >>I
> >>
> >>I don't recall ever having to do a manual umount on my burner device
> >>whenever I had to to erase rewriteable media on a RHEL-clone like
> >>CentOS.
> >>
> > 
> > I'm not exactly sure of the cause, but I have met this from time to time over 
> > the last couple of years.  I suspect that the fast-changing scene of 
> > auto-mounting is responsible.  ISTR that it happened at some stages in 
> > Mandriva, then disappeared at others.
> 
> It's the way my machine works, and umount is what I've had to
> do. I use FC2.
----
this may come as a shock to you but user space mounting of devices, udev
and the dropping of udevfs has substantially changed since FC-2.

Craig


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