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Old 11-26-2003, 06:03 AM   #1
madlinux
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Fedora Core 1 - Problem Mounting devices


Fedora Core 1 - Problem Mounting devices
I have upgraded my box from RH9 to FC1. Everything went ok, except for these problems in /etc/fstab:

1) I have a windows fat32 partition mounted /dev/hda5 on /mnt/windows, which i can not acess in Read/write mode as normal user;

2) My floppy is acessable by normal users, still when trying to unmount it keeps saying that the device is busy, so i canīt umount;

3) My Flash pen drive suffers from the same problem the floppy does, it is mountable, writable, still with a normal user i canīt umount because it keeps saying itīs busy.

4) Both CDR/W and and DVD work fine in either modes, that is Root user or normal users;

This is a listing of my /etc/fstab:

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb3 swap swap defaults 0 0

/dev/hda5 /mnt/windows auto auto,owner,user,rw,exe,umask=000 00

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

/dev/sda1 /mnt/flash auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

This was also my configuration in RH9 and all worked correctly. Whatīs wrong??? When logged as normal user (in Gnome) when right clicking the the icon that represents /dev/hda5 (windows part.) and /dev/sda1 (flash disk) or the floppy, i canīt change the file permissions because there is nothing displayed in that area. It looks very odd.
Thanks for your help.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 06:05 PM   #2
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Hi,

I have a fat32 partition which I mount in Fedora, this is the entry in my /etc/fstab file.

/dev/hdb1 /mp3 vfat defaults,user,umask=000

This mounts the drive on boot, and allows me to read & write to it (as a normal (nonroot) user).

Hope this helps.

Also, I haven't seen the problem where you can't umount your floppy or usb drive. I haven't had any problems with mine, just make sure before you umount them, that they aren't been used by anything, and you are not cd'd into the /mnt/floppy folder.

Regs
Craig

Last edited by TheRealDeal; 11-26-2003 at 06:06 PM.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 06:36 PM   #3
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If you have something looking at a mounted partition (file manager, x term another user) it is in use and you can't unmount it.

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