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IMHO /media/.hal-mtab should move to /var/run/hal-mtab, and in addition we should apply a fixed version of this patch. It's been quite good to my even though I have t be considered a linux newbie. I am class 12 student and keen to learn and use Linux. LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie Failure to mount drives. "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab" User Name Remember Me? http://scriptkeeper.net/cannot-obtain/cannot-obtain-lock-on-media-hal-mtab-backtrack.html

What's New? Perhaps we should also update the description. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. In auto.master i reference my /media folder as a mount point. http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=16391

My usb system is shot. Nick B. (futurepilot) wrote on 2007-09-16: #12 I was getting this same error. Ask questions about Fedora that do not belong in any other forum. I have an iaudio u2 player.

http://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=20140 02-12-2009,10:18 PM #2 timstewart View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Join Date Feb 2010 Posts 27 "cannot lock media/.hal-mtab" # mkdir /media # touch /media/.hal-mtab 03-26-2009,09:24 PM #3 fergzcm Read my tutorial on Dual Boot BT4 with Windows and there I have mentioned how to mount different partitions including NTFS-3g,vfat etc. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. mkdir /mnt/sr0 #for mounting DVD/CD Drive add the USB device/HDD Partition/DVD/CD entries to /etc/fstab for example if its sdb1 it should look like nano /etc/fstab /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 vfat auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec 0 0

User contributions on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International License. I found http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=obtain+lock this post and thought it might be related. Changed in hal: assignee: desktop-bugs → pitti status: Triaged → In Progress Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote on 2008-03-19: #19 Affects quite a lot of people. This happens for me with any disk that mounts to /media/disk.

Changed in nautilus: status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed Dagfinn Ilmari MannsÃ¥ker (ilmari) wrote on 2007-04-09: #4 Skip stale entries in /media/.hal-mtab Edit (1.3 KiB, text/plain) Here's a patch that fixes it for Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote on 2007-03-28: Re: (feisty) unmounting a device icon on desktop gives an error dialog #2 Thank you for your bug. It's been quite good to my even though I have t be considered a linux newbie. Details: Cannot remove directory This is a regression, since it worked fine in Edgy.

Its an intermittent usb problem. https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/15675/ You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. A couple of weeks ago I bought two sd-cards to expand storage capacity. iPods get named things like "Steve's iPod" by default, where the apostrophe is somewhere up in Unicode space.

The thing is, I'd like to know what is happening when I do this 'touch /media/.hal-mtab'. http://scriptkeeper.net/cannot-obtain/cannot-obtain-lock-on-media-hal-mtab-gentoo.html Please report your bugs. Affecting: sysvinit (Ubuntu) Filed here by: Martin Pitt When: 2008-04-03 Confirmed: 2008-04-03 Assigned: 2008-04-03 Started work: 2008-04-10 Completed: 2008-04-14 Target Distribution Baltix BOSS Juju Charms Collection Elbuntu Guadalinex Guadalinex Edu Kiwi Anyone?

Join our community today! It calls umount(8) with the device name, but when it tries to remove the directory it uses the directory name in the first entry matching the device name, which fails. Notices Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community. navigate here This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.

This is a bonafide bug in the system and needs to be fixed. It did the job, and was simple. jnewm (jessenewmark) wrote on 2007-12-17: #16 Worked for me in Gutsy also...

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 Adv Reply May 5th, 2009 #2

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". I popped them in and they worked just fine. My .hal-mtab file is attached, and moving it to .bak makes the warning disappear. 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

Contact Us - Advertising Info - Rules - LQ Merchandise - Donations - Contributing Member - LQ Sitemap - Main Menu Linux Forum Android Forum Chrome OS Forum Search LQ 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. registered linux user #438335 Adv Reply February 8th, 2010 #5 jack5964 View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date Feb 2010 Beans 1 Re: Failure his comment is here Just starting out and have a question?

I didn't have any strange things in there though. Ubuntu Logo, Ubuntu and Canonical © Canonical Ltd. I think what was happenning is that autofs manages folders in its mount points and was preventing other programs (whatever process handles mounting usb devices) from accessing or writting to the No need to keep them forever.

Eric Amundson (sewmyheadon) wrote on 2007-12-11: #15 I also noticed this problem in Gutsy, so I backed up my .hal-mtab and .hal-mtab-lock files, removed the originals and everything's working fine. I got a three-number \nnn\nnn\nnn sequence in .hal-mtab in place of the apostrophe, and saw this problem. Greg Grossmeier (greg.grossmeier) on 2008-03-04 Changed in hal: status: Confirmed → Triaged Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote on 2008-03-05: #18 The patch needs some cleanup (should use a new variable for the The time now is 02:16 AM.