Installing Zip Drive in RH8

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Post by Ice9 » Thu Mar 20, 2003 4:24 pm

Let's see if I get this right.
If this line

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/misc   /etc/auto.misc  --timeout=60

is uncommented in my /etc/auto.master
this line

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cd              -fstype=iso9660,ro,nosuid,nodev :/dev/cdrom

is in my /etc/auto.misc
and i do
# chkconfig autofs on
# service autofs restart

If there's no activity for 60seconds my cdrom will unmount automatically?
How can I check if this works on my system? I made the changes but when I right-click the icon on my desktop, "unmount" is still showing, and not "mount" like when it's not mounted ....

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Post by Void Main » Thu Mar 20, 2003 5:22 pm

It will only autoUNmount if it was automounted under the /misc/cd mount point by a process trying to access /misc/cd. And that process no longer is accessing that directory structure. If the CD is manually mounted under /mnt/cdrom then it will not be automatically unmounted from that mount point. The "/misc" directory structure is a special directory structure utilized by autofs. You can tell what is mounted where by typing "mount" or "df".

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