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Old 09-06-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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disk zip "device busy" - Mandrake 10


Hello,
I have a problem with my disk zip (ide). The zip disk seems ok in the control panel.
But, I have errors like:
- I can mount but not unmount.
- Device busy (impossible to open)
- The zip disk "freezes" kde and i have to reboot.
- Or I can change (unmount) the disk and put a new one (mount) but in this case, when I open it i see the files of the fist disk and not the new ones.
I do not use the option "supermount" but i tried it with he same result.
I read on the net that service can provoke this behavior so i disabled the service "fam" without success.
Here is the zip in my fstab:

/dev/hdb4 /mnt/zip2 auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,sync,codepage=850 0 0

If your disk zip ide is ok with mandrake 10, could you send me your fstab so i can copy it and try it on my system. Any hint welcome.
Thanks,

Wil,
 
Old 09-06-2004, 08:35 PM   #2
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Before you unmount the disk, make sure you aren't inside of any directories on the zip drive. If you are currently inside of /mnt/zip2 the drive will not unmount and it will give you a "Device Busy" message.

Close any windows open inside of /mnt/zip2 and also make sure you aren't accessing /mnt/zip2 from the command line. One way to tell is to type "pwd" from the command prompt. If your working directory is /mnt/zip2/something then make sure you cd out of there before issuing umount.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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Thanks,

I did it but i still have the same problem (with pwd i could verify that i was not in mount/zip2).
So, i can not properly unmount the drive zip and , if i try it, i often have "freeze" in kde (hard reset necessary).
Any hint welcome.
Bye,

Wil,
 
Old 09-08-2004, 01:51 PM   #4
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Hello,

I decided to re-install mandrake 10. The zip ide drive is in the control panel like before - ok.
I did not run it this time because I suspect a problem (see my post 1 with fstab, i did not use supermount).
Now, if somebody is working with the zip disk ide on mandrake 10 (download edition) could you explain me:
1) Is it better to run the control panel to write in fstab or to write fstab by hand? What did you do?
Wich options are ok in the control panel for the zip drive?
What is the correct way?
2) Could you also send me your fstab (zip part).
Any hint welcome.
Thanks,
Bye,

Wil,
 
Old 09-08-2004, 02:43 PM   #5
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I use a text editor (by hand) to edit my fstab. I would add the noauto option so if a disk isn't inserted in the drive the system will not attempt to mount it.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 11:06 AM   #6
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Thanks for your answer,

Unfortunately, I have still problems with the zip disk ide on mandrake 10. Like in my post 1: kde and gnome "freezes" and "device busy". I have a second icon "zip" on the desktop that points to mnt/zip2 what i did not write in fstab. Anyway, it does not function properly.

Here the is fstab: /dev/hdb4 /mnt/zip auto umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-15,sync,codepage=850,noauto 0 0.

If somebody is running ok mandrake 10 and the zip disk (ide), could you send me:
1) How you did it (installation and configuration of the icon zip on the desktop: what did you write?). I did not use the "supermount" option.
2) Your fstab (zip part).

Thank you,

Bye,

Wil,
 
Old 09-11-2004, 08:00 AM   #7
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Hello,

Below, the URL with a partial solution for this problem (zip, cd-rom "device busy"):
http://www.sap-basis-abap.com/unix/t...evice-busy.htm
It worked for me. Maybe, there is a better way on Mandrake 10?

Wil,
 
Old 10-09-2004, 02:28 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by wil
Hello,

Below, the URL with a partial solution for this problem (zip, cd-rom "device busy"):
http://www.sap-basis-abap.com/unix/t...evice-busy.htm
It worked for me. Maybe, there is a better way on Mandrake 10?

Wil,
Thanx a lot Wil for the URL, it works like champ! I was having problems with my USB drive. Not anymore :

Raxxal
 
  


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