Are RWs a problem?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Wed Apr 5 09:41:45 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 04 April 2006 22:58, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 04 April 2006 18:54, Matt Arnilo S. Baluyos (Mailing Lists) 
> >>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.
Strange - here (FC4) I have the options of both umount and eject.  Could it be 
a kde/gnome difference?  Of course the issue is to make sure that it's 
umounted, so it doesn't matter what method is used.

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