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Old 02-01-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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Automount Problem


My cdrom refused to automount today for some reason (maybe because its sunday ) -> I did /etc/init.d/autofs restart and this is what I got:

umount2: Device or resource busy [ OK ]
umount: /mnt: device is busy

Starting automount: No Mountpoints Defined [ OK ]

The "mountpoints" are well defined in fstab, however in /mnt all the directories are now gone??!! I tried the usual mkdir floppy, for example, and it says:

mkdir: cannot create directory `floppy': File exists???

Does anyone have an explanation for that??? And why is it trying to unmount /mnt when I do the autofs restart??
Old 02-01-2004, 12:49 PM   #2
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Some additional info I forgot to post: I am running Fedora Core 1, and those commands were executed as root so there is no obvious reason not to create the directories.
Old 02-01-2004, 01:07 PM   #3
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looksl like you may have a shell/file browser still using or residing in /mnt - hence the device or resource busy reply from umount


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