Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72412
CDROM does not auto-unmount
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
When a cdrom is inserted into the drive under GNOME, in order to eject the CD I
have to right click on the CD device on the desktop and hit 'eject'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Desire to eject CD-ROM
Actual Results: Have to go through non-intuitive steps to eject cdrom.
A lack of an auto-unmount makes the desktop less intuitive for desktop users
used to Microsoft Windows and corporate users targeted with Redhat 8.0.
Well, you have exactly the same problems with floppies and USB drives. Except
that you actually can take your floppy back and unplug your USB drive. But the
problem is that, as the drives aren't automatically unmounted, you could lose
data if you don't unmount them first. So, in those cases, that's even worse than
with CD-ROMS because it's hard to figure that you _have_ to unmount those drives.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/