Description of problem:
I am not entirely sure that I am filing under the correct component, but this is
the nearest I can think of.
On inserting a disc into the cdrom drive I get the following popups, under Gnome:-
Cannot mount volume.
Unable to mount the volume 'Fedora 7 i386 Rescue'.
Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab
Cannot eject volume
Cannot eject the volume /boot
Cannot eject volume
An application is preventing the volume '/boot' from being ejected.
Sometimes I just get the third of these popups and the cdrom drive ejects and
sometimes I get just the second two.
In addition, the boot partition has been unmounted and sometimes the root
partition has been set to read-only.
$ ls -al /media
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-07-28 11:41 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 2007-07-28 11:41 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2007-07-28 11:41 .hal-mtab
-r-Sr----x 1 root root 0 2007-06-05 09:30 .hal-mtab-lock
I tried moving the lock file, which seemed to solve the problem, a new lock file
$ ls -al /media
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2007-07-28 15:38 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 2007-07-28 15:02 ..
drwxrwxr-x 4 dixon root 2048 2007-05-27 15:42 Fedora 7 i386 Rescue
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 85 2007-07-28 15:38 .hal-mtab
--wS--s--t 1 root root 0 2007-07-28 15:38 .hal-mtab-lock
-r-Sr----x 1 root root 0 2007-06-05 09:30 mask.hal-mtab-lock
But the problem has returned.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Variable, see above
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F7
2. Insert a disk into the cdrom drive
I initially posted on fedoraforum. The thread shows my thrashing about.
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