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Re: [SLE] usb related problems (suse 9.1)
  • From: Ales Jagodnik <ajagodnik@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 17:30:27 +0200
  • Message-id: <40A8DA93.4090703@xxxxxxxxx>
Exactly this is the problem, I cannot do this as a normal user (from console or by right-clicking the icon in Mycomputer or Desktop).
I have to log in as root (su) and manually umount /dev/sda1.

I am afraid that not unmounting the device would corrupt data (as in Windows without ejecting device). I guess "sync" option helps a bit?!?


Craig Altenburg wrote:

Craig Altenburg
On May 17, 2004, at 10:50 AM, Ales Jagodnik wrote:

I've recently switched from suse 9.0 to 9.1 and I experience two usb related problems.

1) Automounting USB flash drive ("key")
when I plug in the key disk gets auto mounted and creates an entry in /etc/mtab but not /etc/fstab!

-- "/etc/mtab":
/dev/sda1 /media/usb-storage-odd-CANYONUSB20Disk-USBMassStorageDevice:0:0:0p1 subfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid 0 0

-- "mount" says:
/dev/sda1 on /media/usb-storage-odd-CANYONUSB20Disk-USBMassStorageDevice:0:0:0p1 type subfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid)

problem is that I cannot umount /dev/sda1 as normal user:
> umount /dev/sda1
umount: /dev/sda1 is not in the fstab (and you are not root)

My understanding with the new subfs you don't need to unmount it. When you plug it in you will see an icon for it in the "My computer" window. You can use the "eject" function from the "right button" menu to make sure any writes are complete.

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