Problem unmounting drive

David Ryder davaweb at bigpond.net.au
Thu Jan 1 00:21:07 GMT 2009


Hi,
First, my apologies for just disappearing but unfortunately something
came up.
Secondly, Happy New Year to everyone.
Thirdly ... my script problem.

I took away the second pipe yesterday and everything worked as intended
overnight. I have no idea why the second pipe would have interfered as
the syntax is perfectly correct (thanks) but anyhow ...

As a matter of personal interest I tried it without sudo in front on a
test this morning. It mounted but did not umount. No problem, just
interest/learning. 

I checked the job command and confirmed the initial / was there, so
again I don't know why that error showed up.

Please accept my thanks and gratitude for your help and patience.
David

On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 17:20 +1000, Lisa Milne wrote:
> Looks like you're missing the / off the front of the command you entered
> in gnome-schedule
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 14:59 +1100, David Ryder wrote:
> > Hi,
> > The output of mountlog was:
> > 
> > /bin/sh: usr/local/bin/unmount-hardy32-backups.sh: not found
> > ___
> > The file is:
> > /usr/local/bin/unmount-hardy32-backups.sh
> > ___
> > The command is:
> > sudo "umount /media/hardy32-backups >> /home/david/mountlog 2>&1"
> > >> /home/david/mountlog 2>&1
> > (one line)
> > 
> > I don't know, therefore, why it reports file not found. I also note the
> > error log leaves out the first / 
> > 
> > Many thanks
> > David
> > 
> > On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 13:26 +1000, Lisa Milne wrote:
> > > Alright see if you can get some output from the script when it runs
> > > then.
> > > 
> > > in gnome schedule for the task, untick the "no output" checkbox, and add
> > > this to the end of the command:
> > > 
> > > > /home/USER/mountlog 2>&1
> > > 
> > > so the command will look something like:
> > > 
> > > umount.sh > /home/david/mountlog 2>&1
> > > 
> > > and change the script to look something like:
> > > 
> > > #!/bin/sh
> > > sudo "umount /media/hardy32-backups >> /home/david/mountlog 2>&1"
> > > >> /home/david/mountlog 2>&1
> > > 
> > > the command should all be on one line. not 2 like it shows as I've
> > > written it. It's probably overkill on the redirects, I just wanna make
> > > sure we catch everything.
> > > 
> > > Next time the task runs you should have a file in your home directory
> > > called mountlog containing all the output from the task, the script, and
> > > sudo... so we can see what is happening and why it's failing.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 13:30 +1100, David Ryder wrote:
> > > > Nope - running as root still doesn't unmount it - I have to unmount it
> > > > by running in terminal, still.
> > > > I have tried the script with and without the sudo command in the script
> > > > file.
> > > > Any suggestions on how to mount and unmount ntfs or ext3 files (drives)
> > > > not in fstab using scripts?
> > > > 
> > > > I don't understand why it won't umount via a root cron job bit will
> > > > using the same script with the "Run in Terminal" option.
> > > > 
> > > > David
> > > > 
> > > > On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 12:33 +1100, David Ryder wrote:
> > > > > I've set it up as root - it mounted OK. I am waiting 'til 1p.m. (half an
> > > > > hour) for the second script to run so I can be sure the password
> > > > > requirement has timed out ... 
> > > > > Thanks - I'll post the results.
> > > > > David
> > > > > On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 11:01 +1000, Lisa Milne wrote:
> > > > > > Are you running gnome-schedule as a regular user or as root?
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > try running it as root with
> > > > > > gksudo gnome-schedule
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > setup the task as usual and it should work now
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 11:43 +1100, David Ryder wrote:
> > > > > > > I used Configure Scheduled Tasks (gnome-schedule in synaptic).
> > > > > > > Is that what you mean by setting the cron job or have I misinterpreted
> > > > > > > you?
> > > > > > > Many thanks,
> > > > > > > David
> > > > > > > On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 10:28 +1000, Lisa Milne wrote:
> > > > > > > > How are you setting the cron job?
> > > > > > > > Are you setting it as root?
> > > > > > > > As I don't see this working if you were to set it as a normal user.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 11:23 +1100, David Ryder wrote:
> > > > > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > > > > Hardy 8.10
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > Please can anybody in the list help with this? It is driving me nuts.
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > I hava a physically separate ntfs drive that I use for backups. It makes
> > > > > > > > > no difference if I format it ext3. The drive is not in fstab as I do not
> > > > > > > > > want it mounted automatically nor all the time. Keeping it in
> > > > > > > > > Places>Removable Media suits me fine.
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > I have two scripts - one to mount it and the second to unmount it. The
> > > > > > > > > latter will not run under cron and will only "Run In Terminal". I am
> > > > > > > > > denied permission to unmount it by clicking on it.
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > The drive is called hardy32-backups and I have made a folder called
> > > > > > > > > hardy32-backups in /media/ - without it the first script will not run.
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > The scripts are in /usr/local/bin and Schedule Tasks has the right path
> > > > > > > > > to them:
> > > > > > > > > 1. mount hardy-32-backups.sh runs at 4am and
> > > > > > > > > 2. unmount hardy-32-backups.sh (should) runs at 7am.
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > 1. mount hardy-32-backups.sh script runs fine - it contains:
> > > > > > > > > #!/bin/sh
> > > > > > > > > sudo mount UUID=764809814809417B /media/hardy32-backups
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > 2. unmount hardy-32-backups.sh does not run - which is my problem. It
> > > > > > > > > contains:
> > > > > > > > > #!/bin/sh
> > > > > > > > > sudo umount /media/hardy32-backups/
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > I have tried:
> > > > > > > > > sudo umount UUID=764809814809417B /media/hardy32-backups
> > > > > > > > > sudo umount UUID=764809814809417B
> > > > > > > > > sudo umount /hardy32-backups
> > > > > > > > > sudo umount /hardy32-backups/
> > > > > > > > > without any luck as well as running without sudo in front.
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > When mounted by the script it appears on the desktop and in mtab as:
> > > > > > > > > /dev/sdi1 /media/hardy32-backups fuseblk
> > > > > > > > > rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0
> > > > > > > > > but please note it is not always sdbi1 after a reboot.
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > I just can't get it to umount via cron. Any help would be very much
> > > > > > > > > appreciated, thanks.
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > David
> > > > > > > > > 
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