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I have been working on installing Wine to get Half-Life up and running since I removed Windows from my PC. My problem is when I insert the installation disc in my CD-Rom drive, the entire system seems to just hang, becoming very unresponsive.
It's apparent that in KDE, it automatically mounts the disc, as I can see that it tries to pull up Konqueror once the disc is in. but the window never comes up. It does the same when I try to manually open Konqueror. I know the disc get mounted OK, because I can view the contects of /mnt/cdrom from the console.
Now that my whole system is unresponsive, I try to umount the disc. It tells me the disc is busy. I can eventually get it unmounted with KwikDisk, but it's tricky because once I unmount it, it immediately tries to (automatically) mount it all over again. It takes a quick hand to push the eject button at just the right time to get the disc tray to eject.
Once I eventually get the disc ejected, the system returns to normal. And what's more confusing is that after I successfully eject the disc, 3 or 4 Konqueror windows pop up on the screen showing the (now empty) contents of /mnt/cdrom.
I only run into this problem with installation CD's for Windows. the RedHat CD's mount perfectly, and there's no trouble with audio discs (although I know that they aren't really "mounted" in the same way as data).
Where can I disable this "auto-mount" in KDE (possibly something in fstab, I'm not sure), or is there something else I'm overlooking?
By the way, the forums have been a great resource to me so far.
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
the auto mount thing is called supermount.
i forgot where the config for it is, maybe /etc/auto.vol,
i just looked.
but you can comment out the lines referring to
cdroms in fstab and reboot if you want to experiment.
just don't comment out the line with your root filesystem