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Old 07-02-2002, 12:17 PM   #1
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MDK mounting issue

I was wondering if anyone knew the answer to this issue I have.

On 8.2, when I want to see what is on my other drives, I scroll down to /mnt directory, and it takes my system 5-10 seconds to pull everything up.

My other computer at work, same install, does not do that.

This is a really annoying, especially when I am in a hurry. Does anyone know what is causing that and how to fix it?
Old 07-02-2002, 12:52 PM   #2
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Same thing happens to me using mdk 8.2 and
using dvd player and plextor writer. On my other
boxes no problem. I don't know for sure but
when i once had another cd-rom drive, to try some
things, it worked just fine.
With mdk 8.0 same problem. Don't know if auto
mount/supermount has anything got to do with it.
Cause it hangs sometime when the system should

I have tried something meanwhile, seems it is
related with konqueror. As it alway happens when
using it. But using xftree for inst. or nautilus no
problem. And using the desktop shortcut to the
dvd player also no problem .

Last edited by mrGee; 07-02-2002 at 01:09 PM.
Old 07-02-2002, 08:28 PM   #3
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Is the system at work faster? Are the specs the same? I have used mandy on several systems and get the same sort of issues with the supermount read. On my pretty fast sytem with Sony 16x DVD-ROM, when I put a CD in, it open up in about 2 seconds (as long as it would take any other directory). But on my slower Celeron systems with 32x CDROM, it takes a good 10 seconds to get it all. It still opens pretty quick, maybe 4 or 5 sec, but doesn't display everything, but slowly shows everything as it auto refreshes.

The only thing I can tell you is that when I stopped using supermount on one of the slower systems, and did the normal 'mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom' it would be the same, other than when I would initially go to the directory, not having mounted it yet. Then it would go really fast, but there was nothing mounted so that didn't help anyway. If you are constantly changing discs, all I can suggest is (if you have 2 or more ROM's) then use the different one when switching discs, then Mandrake will have to mount your CDROM before you decide to use it.
Old 07-03-2002, 04:15 AM   #4
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when i try to use the cdrom, the floppy drive, or the zip drive on mdk 8.0 from either the desktop icon or konqueror i get a "you don't have enough permissions" message even when i am root. the mandrake help guys never sorted it out for me, but i did read somewhere that supermount had problems,so maybe that is what's happening here-ought to find out if supermount can be removed and replaced effectively-not much help, but a thought.


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