Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74081
Nautilus can't unmount floppy of file system type "auto"
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:00:24 EST
Description of Problem:
If the floppy drive is defined in /etc/fstab as follows
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
(which is the default for the RedHat installation)
a DOS floppy that is mounted cannot be unmounted, because the
Nautilus floppy icon on the desktop has it in use.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount floppy with command
Nautilus puts an icon of a floppy on the desktop
2. Try to unmount the floppy with command
You get the error message
umount: /mnt/floppy: device is busy
A DOS floppy cannot be unmounted (without using a
bizarre trick, described below)
You should be able to mount and unmount floppies
If you drag the floppy icon into the trash, the
icon reappears on the desktop, but now the
device is no longer in use
If the file system is described as "vfat" rather
than "auto", this problem does not occur.
This is likely fixed in gnome 2.8.0. The whole way the device icons on
the desktop is handled has changed.