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Re: umounting detatchable media in FC5



On Fri, 2006-05-05 at 11:41 -0400, Glenn Lawyer wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> A  USB issue with FC5 (fresh install on a 64 bit AMD). Logged in as a
> regular user, using the KDE desktop. Connect a USB drive. It
> automounts and I get the nice icon on the desktop. From the icon I can
> "safely remove" or (after "safely removing") "mount" the drive.
> 
> Can't do either from the command line. umount tells me I'm not root,
> and mount fails because the device isn't listed anywhere I know of.
> 
> Yes, I could probably spend 4 hours reading
> http://www.reactivated.net/writing_udev_rules.html, and then another
> hour reading up on sysf, but geez, it shouldn't take all day and
> mastery of two subsystems to learn how to (u)mount a drive from the
> command line, especially when the disto includes GUI commands for the
> same action!
> 
> Can you kindly give the ½ hour tutorial version? Here's my very vauge
> and probably wrong outline, posed as questions:
> 
> do I add a line for each detatchable media to my fstab file? Could you
> give me an example line for a thumbdrive that automounts as
> "/media/CORSAIR"?
> 
> Could you give me an example udev rule that would put this drive where
> fstab says it should go?
> 
> Where do I put this udev rule? Does it go in its own file, or is there
> a system-wide file?
> 
> It looks like I have to run udevstart after changing the rules.
> Correct?
> 

Try using gnome-umount.  There's no manpage.  Use gnome-mount -? for
options.


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