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So the bug is that the error dialog appears for no reason. How can I find out? 03-26-2009,11:36 PM #4 Archangel-Amael View Profile View Forum Posts Super Moderator Join Date Jan 2010 Location Somewhere Posts 8,010 Originally Posted by fergzcm Thanks for this. 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. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. http://scriptkeeper.net/cannot-obtain/cannot-obtain-lock-on-media-hal-mtab-backtrack-4.html

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 vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Report a bug This report contains Public information Edit Everyone can see this information. Password Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.

I found http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...a.mtab-694621/ this post and thought it might be related. It's been quite good to my even though I have t be considered a linux newbie. Thanks Archangel for reminding me of the obvious. 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.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding MembersPowered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. vetkasi Using Fedora 6 10th June 2009 10:18 PM creating lock file in /var/lock/subsys gold Using Fedora 1 19th December 2007 05:15 PM How to obtain FC srpms? No unused mount points on my system in /media except cdrom and cdrom0 (which if I recall correctly behave a tad differently). Package uploaded, awaiting RM approval.

FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. If i reboot system without unmounting it with nautilus, after reboot my external is mounted on /media/Lacie_ and i have an empty dir /media/Lacie. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/failure-to-mount-drives-cannot-obtain-lock-on-media-hal-mtab-698798/ In auto.master i reference my /media folder as a mount point.

Affecting: hal (Ubuntu) Filed here by: Ilmari Vacklin When: 2007-03-24 Completed: 2013-05-24 Target Distribution Baltix BOSS Juju Charms Collection Elbuntu Guadalinex Guadalinex Edu Kiwi Linux nUbuntu PLD Linux Tilix tuXlab Ubuntu To clean this up locally on your system, please remove empty unused mount points in /media manually (no way to do it automatically in a safe fashion, sorry). 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. I got the problem a few weeks ago when I was using Feisty.

Incidentally, if you leave the message box up that says 'Cannot unmount the volume...', eventually you get another message saying: "DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Does it only happen when there are stale entries? Subscribing... I didn't have any strange things in there though.

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. http://scriptkeeper.net/cannot-obtain/cannot-obtain-lock-on-media-hal-mtab-gentoo.html 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 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. unplugging and replugging my disks isn't mounting them at all anymore. /etc/init.d/hald restart doesn't seem to help either. :( Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) wrote on 2008-10-13: #32 Experiencing still in Intrepid beta,

Since then it started giving the same error for my Pen-Drives and External Hard-disk... Changed in hal: importance: Low → High Pawel (dawajpoczte-gmail) wrote on 2008-03-30: #20 in my case i have two optical drive: CD-ROM and DVD-RW When i use CD-ROm i don't have Please report your bugs. navigate here I am class 12 student and keen to learn and use Linux.

The help and man commands. Edit bug mail Other bug subscribers Subscribe someone else Patches Skip stale entries in /media/.hal-mtab (edit) Add patch Bug attachments dot hal-mtab from /media (edit) Add attachment • Take the tour 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".

So I made a new /media and mount points for all of my drives.

Regards Pawel Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote on 2008-04-03: #21 /etc/init.d/mtab.sh should remove the file on boot. Search this Thread 01-21-2009, 04:31 AM #1 tolle66 LQ Newbie Registered: Jan 2009 Posts: 4 Rep: Failure to mount drives. "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab" Hi, I've been running If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place! For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

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