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Re: [opensuse] umount automounted media
  • From: Hans de Faber <>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 10:36:15 +0100
  • Message-id: <45D0350F.8060701@xxxxxxxxx>
Thanks Carlos, for the moment this a good solution.
I think the problem is in the umount facility, it do's some checks for uid and fstab first, this is not relevant for usermounted devices.

Carlos F Lange wrote:
On Saturday 10 February 2007 11:54, Hans de Faber wrote:
Hello everybody,

I have a little problem dismounting automounted media (CDROM).
If a device is automounted within a user account I want to dismount
it in the same useraccount.
If I try to dismount the device I get the message "The device
/dev/hdc is not in fstab and You are not root".

Checking the properties of this device learns that the user is
correct. Checking the umount command tells that the set uid property
is set.

What else can be wrong ???

I don't think there is anything wrong. The automounter does not use the traditional method with fstab, so umount does not work (my poor understanding of it).
Go to the System tab in the left-hand panel of Konqueror and find your mounted device under Storage Media. Right-click and choose "Safely Remove" for the automounter to unmount the device.

Carlos FL
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