Are RWs a problem?

Craig White craigwhite at
Tue Apr 4 22:02:32 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 16:58 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 04 April 2006 18:54, Matt Arnilo S. Baluyos (Mailing Lists) wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>Error trying to open /dev/hdd exclusively ... retrying in 1 second.
> > 
> > 
> > There may be other problems, but this one suggests that something, probably 
> > automount, is grabbing the device.  Make sure you have closed any file 
> > manager windows, and if a device icon has come onto the desktop, use it to 
> > umount the device.
> Erm, not on my machine. I have to use umount from a CLI. Using
> the desktop icon results in the disc being ejected.
which would probably work because a program such as K3b would call for
it to be inserted and not mount such a disk but rather perform whatever
is needed to erase and start writing.


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