Re: USB stick umount locks up machine
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On 02/24/08 15:11, postid wrote:
> When I unmount a USB memory stick my machine becomes completely
> unresponsive. I can't access a console and even the sysreq key sequences
> don't work. I end up shutting it down with the power button.
> My /etc/fstab has this line:
> # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
> /dev/sda1 /media/usb auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
> This is an IBM R40 laptop running Sarge.
> Any ideas for using USB sticks successfully?
> (Yes, I'll upgrade to Etch eventually, but right now I'm too busy for
> Please CC me as I'm not currently subscribed.
- From the console, or within X?
Are you sure that it's successfully mounted?
I'd run "# tail /var/log/syslog" in one xterm, while in the other
run "# umount -v /media/usb".
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"(Women are) like compilers. They take simple statements and
make them into big productions."
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