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Workaround (without need for commandline): Options "safely remove" and "eject drive" do work normally from nautilus. The thing is, I'd like to know what is happening when I do this 'touch /media/.hal-mtab'. Removing the /media/.hal-mtab fixed the problem. The thing is, I'd like to know what is happening when I do this 'touch /media/.hal-mtab'.

The time now is 08:16 PM. Ilmari Vacklin (wolverian) wrote on 2007-04-17: Re: [Bug 95368] Re: (feisty) unmounting a device icon on desktop gives an error dialog #5 On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 05:46:53PM -0000, Dagfinn To work on by somebody getting the issue, likely to send upstream Changed in nautilus: assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs importance: Undecided → Low Dagfinn Ilmari MannsÃ¥ker (ilmari) wrote on 2007-04-09: #3 The directory is later removed by /usr/lib/hal/hal-storage-cleanup-mountpoint, which for some reason manages to find the right entry in /media/.hal-mtab.

Adv Reply July 14th, 2009 #4 Wangberg View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message 5 Cups of Ubuntu Join Date Apr 2008 Location New England Beans 41 DistroUbuntu 12.04 Precise Based on a quick google, there seem to be multiple versions of PCQLinux.Please do the following in a terminal window and show us the results:Code: Select alluname -rmi
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rpm Details: Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab Any help, please? Package uploaded, awaiting RM approval.

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And google. It does seem to only happen when there are stale entries in /media/.hal-mtab I'm guessing it was from having multiple drives plugged in. Join Us! I have an iaudio u2 player.

Just starting out and have a question? And I had backup .hal-mtab and .hal-mtab-lock , so I restored both files to /media/ but same error, its showing. This generates the following error message: " can't find /disk in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab" The same problem occurs if I try to mount a usb pen drive. Report a bug This report contains Public information Edit Everyone can see this information.

dino99 (9d9) wrote on 2013-05-24: #38 http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/hal/ Changed in hal (Ubuntu): status: Triaged → Invalid See full activity log To post a comment you must log in. weblink Ask questions about Fedora that do not belong in any other forum. If i unmount it with nautilus->no problem. I think it was due to 'stale entries' and wonder if it could be related to the fact that I formatted this drive and renamed it so it's mounted under a

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This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started Patching hal properly is too intrusive at this point. (LP: #101845, LP: #95368) -- Martin Pitt

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Regards Pawel Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote on 2008-04-03: #21 /etc/init.d/mtab.sh should remove the file on boot. Lauri Kainulainen (luopio) wrote on 2007-07-18: #10 Removal of /media/.hal-mtab also works here (using Ericsson k750i phone). ForumRules ForumFAQ If you are new to Back|Track Back|Track Wiki Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse. 03-29-2009,12:33 PM #5 fergzcm View Profile View Forum Posts Setup: Acer Aspire One Ubuntu 8.10 I hope I've provided you with enough information and thank you in advance for the much needed help tolle66 View Public Profile View LQ

Upon opening them I got this error message: "Unable to mount the volume" "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab" I've also tried mounting them as root by typing "sudo mount /disk". Nick B. (futurepilot) wrote on 2007-09-16: #12 I was getting this same error. Top pschaff Retired Moderator Posts: 18276 Joined: 2006/12/13 20:15:34 Location: Tidewater, Virginia, North America Contact: Contact pschaff Website Problem with /media/.hal-mtab Quote Postby pschaff » 2009/05/14 21:08:59 Have the problems continued http://ecoflashapps.com/cannot-obtain/cannot-obtain-lock-on-media-hal-mtab-gentoo.html After 2 reboots i have /media/Lacie /media/Lacie_ and /media/Lacie__ (the external DD) So I think the patch is not so good Pitti ;-) Changed in sysvinit: status: Fix Released → Confirmed

They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. hence /media/.hal-mtab could not be changed, and hence the error message. Join our community today! Today, on the other hand, they failed to mount.

This generates the following error message: " can't find /disk in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab" The same problem occurs if I try to mount a usb pen drive. thanks! I got the problem a few weeks ago when I was using Feisty.