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Author Topic: Mount problem "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab"  (Read 3758 times)


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Mount problem "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab"
« on: March 07, 2008, 03:58:39 pm »

Hello everybody,

the first time I plugged my new Kingston Pendrive to my PII/350 (VL 5.9 StdGold) everything was OK !
After copying files from my PIII/500  (PCLinuxOS) to the pendrive  I got "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab" when trying to mount it again on the PII/350 ?

Thanks in advance for any help :-)

« Last Edit: March 09, 2008, 10:43:38 am by Jeshua »


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Re: Mount problem "Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab"
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 07:00:59 pm »

It sounds as though hal was enabled on your PCLOS box. Is hal enabled on your VL box? If not, enable it, reboot and see whether you are able to mount the usb stick.

VL 6.0 SOHO latest alpha on one box, VL 5.9 Lite on the other.