Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438920
Error unmounting usb hard disk
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:36 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; es-ES; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20080208 Fedora/126.96.36.199-1.fc8 Firefox/188.8.131.52
Description of problem:
When I tried to safely remove a LaCie USB hard disk, Fedora stated that it could be unmounted, but not removed (or ejected). The drive icon remained on the desktop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Right click on the drive icon present on the desktop.
2.Select "Safe extract" ("Extracción segura in Spanish")
The captured window popped up.
The drive should have been successfully extracted, the trash folder emptied, and the icon of the drive removed from the desktop.
In kde, gnome?
What is the output of
/usr/sbin/lsof | grep media
(If needed you may need to install lsof)
Created attachment 299170 [details]
Output of required command
Output before trying to unmount the USB hard drive.
Created attachment 299171 [details]
Output of required command
Output of command after trying to unmount the USB Hard Disk.
Sorry, I forgot about the two flavors of Fedora... I'm using KDE.
Since I'm not very sure if you need the output before trying to unmount it or
after, I'm attaching both as plain text files.
And of course, If you need more info, just ask. :)
Please note that kio_resources has nothing to do with how usb disks are mounted.
kio_resources provides the "resources" protocol for KDE. It allows you to browse
all installed files in the standard search paths (generally .kde and /usr). The
general format of a resources URL is resources:/resource-type[/relative-path].
Thus, to view all wallpapers installed on your system, both in your home
directory and in the KDE installation path, you type resources:/wallpaper. If
you simply want to look through all the available resource types, use resources:/.
This is why you wrote:
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
reassigning -> kdebase
i cannot reproduce it with KDE-4.0.3 in FC8 update. Can anyone reproduce this
if you does manually with umount /media/DEVICE, does it work for your?
i saw the screenshot bugzh4.jpg but cannot read. Could you please make new
screenshot with en_US? Thanks
The error message says "The device was unmounted correctly, but could not be
ejected." It's normal that a hard disk can't be ejected. :-) So I think the
error is mostly harmless.
Happends to me as well, it's not an error, merely an information message
Still, does it really make sense to show this message when the device isn't
even expected to be ejectable? IIRC I saw a patch for this in some other
distro's patchset (must have been either Kubuntu or openSUSE).
I don't understand a thing... It seems to have fixed itself on the last week,
I don't get the error when I safely remove my hdd. Well, I suppose this is the
end of this bug. Thanks a lot everyone. :)