Re: PROBLEM:Machine hangs on pulling out USB cd writer on laptop.

From: tabris
Date: Tue Jul 26 2005 - 00:14:10 EST

On Monday 25 July 2005 9:31 pm, Puneet Vyas wrote:
> Alejandro Bonilla wrote:
> > Puneet Vyas wrote:
> >> PS : I am not even sure if I am "allowed" to pull out the writer
> >> like this. Am I supposed to "stop" the device first or something?
> >
> > You are supoused to unmount the volume. Try it. umount /dev/cdrom ?
> > Make sure that is it not in use, then unload it.
> > New versions of gnome and so have the option to right click the
> > loaded device and then to unmount.
> >
> > It should never hang. Does it hang with the floppy when removed?
> 1. When I did umount /dev/cdrom it says - "umount: /dev/hdc is not
> mounted (according to mtab)"
at present, you cannot unmount a device, you have to unmount the
mountpoint. Although 'unmount by device' might be a useful feature, it
isn't currently supported.
it probably is something like /mnt/cdrom. however, this varies by
distro and other factors.
> 2. Yes
> Thanks,
> Puneet

* Overfiend ponders doing an NMU of asclock, in which he simply changes
the extended description to "If you bend over and put your head between
your legs, you can read the time off your assclock."
<doogie> Overfiend: go to bed.

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