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Old 05-14-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
lawrencegoodman
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Mounting Problems in New Kernel


I just installed the 2.6 kernel with Suse 9.1 and added the following line to my /etc/fstab:
/dev/sda1 /media/usbpen subfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid 0 0

I then did mkdir /media/usbpen.

The directory is there. However when I do ls /media/usbpen, I get the following error:
/bin/ls: /media/usbpen: No medium found

I changed the permissions to 777 on /media/usbpen, but that doesn't seem to have any effect.
The computer continues to tell me the directory does not exist.

Do I possibly have to alter /etc/mtab too?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 10:24 PM   #2
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Was subfs support built in to your new kernel?
 
Old 05-20-2004, 05:02 PM   #3
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CD-Rom will not read after Update to SuSE Linux 9.1

I have also just updated to SuSE Linux 9.1 with kernel 2.6 on a Medion Notebook MD5400 with combined CD/DVD-CD-RW drive. I have previously run SuSE Linux 8.1 on the same hardware without problems. The start of the update from the booted CD worked fine. Problems started when CD2 was called for after a reboot - I had to abort the Update. I then repeated it successfully with DVD1.

The update altered /etc/fstab in the following line:
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec 0 0

cd /media/cdrecorder or mount /media/cdrecorder OK
mount shows:
/dev/hdc on /media/cdrecorder type subfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid)

ls -l /media/cdrecorder evokes the error message:
/bin/ls: /media/cdrecorder: No medium found

The SuSE handbook talks about "subfs" doing an automatic mount - so I am assuming that subfs support is provided in the kernel.

Has anyone found a solution yet? - help would be much appreciated.
John Wulff
 
Old 05-24-2004, 04:01 PM   #4
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hi
i can't be sure, but i think I've got the same problem after rolling my own kernel. somehow, i've disabled subfs, but it's nigh on impossible to see which option that is in the kernel config...it's not obvious
 
Old 05-31-2004, 09:35 AM   #5
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Talking Fix for SuSE Linux 9.1 CD mount

I reported a week ago, that after mounting a CD under SuSE Linux 9.1 and trying to read from it, I got the message: "No medium found". The problem is now fixed.

When updating from SuSE Linux 8.2 to SuSE Linux 9.1, the update had left the old entry for Linux 8.2 in the GRUB boot configuration at the head and only added new entries for Linux 9.1 at the end. The error occurs when booting with the Linux 8.2 boot switches.

The Linux 8.2 boot switches were:
root=/dev/hda7 hdc=ide-scsi vga=788

The Linux 9.1 boot switches were an empty list. When I boot with this GRUB entry, the CD ROM drive reads CD's and DVD's without problems.

I am not very happy with SuSE installation support. I have registered 2 weeks ago - this has not been acknowledged. My first bug report 2 weeks ago was completely ignored. My second bug report a week ago was only answered by an automaticilly generated mail telling me the problem will be dealt with. I am a SuSE user since 1995 with Linux 4.3 and semi regular updates since then. I have worked very intensively with Linux professionally and for private development over the years. SuSE's phone support 5 years ago used to be great. Too expensive I suppose.

I now have a new problem - k3b CD burner crashes on startup - I will report on that separately when I have more details.
John E. Wulff
 
  


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