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Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 27, Issue 62

> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 09:02:11 -0500
> From: "Steven P. Ulrick" <lists-fedora afolkey2 net>
> Subject: Re: umounting detatchable media in FC5
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Message-ID: <20060505090211 19d32925 afolkey2 net>
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> On Fri, 05 May 2006 11:41:59 -0400
> Glenn Lawyer <d g lawyer medisin uio no> 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 vague
>> and probably wrong outline, posed as questions:
>> do I add a line for each detachable 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?
> Hello, Glenn
> I can't give you an example of a udev rule.  But I can tell you that I
> use the KDE desktop as well, and that I had the same problem that you
> are having now when I installed FC5.  What I have done is to add the
> following lines to my /etc/fstab:
>    /dev/scd0	/media/cdrecorder	udf,iso9660	auto,user,kudzu,exec,ro 0 0
> #/dev/scd1	/media/cdrecorder	udf,iso9660	auto,user,kudzu,exec,ro 0 0
>    /dev/hdd	/media/cdrom		udf,iso9660 	auto,user,kudzu,exec,ro 0 0
> #/dev/sdb1	/media/usbdisk	auto			auto,user 0 0
>    /dev/sda1	/media/usbdisk	auto			auto,user 0 0

Hi, Stephen,

Thanks for the answer. I added a line as you suggested to my fstab, using
sdb1 (after checking with dmesg for where the thing was connected). I had
to create /media/usbdisk myself with mkdir, and after that I can
mount/umount from the command line.

I think the point to udev is for the computer to automagically recogize my
usb drives, create that mount point, and assign them to the proper mount
point. From what I remember of the introduction to the manual, this should
resolve the kind of issue you were facing with your usb cdrecorder
sometimes being scd0 and sometimes scd1. I don't know if udev modifies
fstab or if we are supposed to do that ourselves.


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