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Old 11-11-2004, 01:20 AM   #1
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FC3 Automounting Flash Media?

Just completed my second FC3 install, my desktop. I have a flash card reader that goes into a 3.5" bay and connects to the onbard usb. It is recognised as sda. In FC2 I had to make it work and manually mount it. In FC3 I just put in a cf card and voila', there it is in /media. The miracles never cease to amaze me, I'll get my wife's computer on Linux yet.

One question though, what is the proper way to unmount it? Can I just take it out? I know Linux caches writes and not unmounting is a bad idea but has something changed? When I try to umount /dev/sda I get
umount: /dev/sda is not mounted (according to mtab)
Also, before I set up the mount point in the user's /home directory so as to make it easiest to find it. How do I do that, with fstab-sync? I've read the man page but.....
Old 11-11-2004, 01:34 AM   #2
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Try typing just mount at the shell which should list the filesystems mounted.

I think you just missed the 1 on the end, so umount /dev/sda1 or optionally you could type umount /media (or whatever the name of the directory it was mounted in is)
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After I posted this I plugged in my usb floppy drive and it too was automounted. When I did that an icon appeared for the CF card and let me unmount the volume, so I did. The second time I plugged them in I got no icon and did umount /media/floppy1 and umount /media/CANON_DC and it seemed to work. I was hoping for click and drool. Maybe it'll make more sense in the morning.
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Thanks for the info about just typing mount. I knew I'd seen that before but couldn't remember how.


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