Odd mount on /mnt problem

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Wed Apr 15 19:49:05 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>     I was just looking for the pictures on a memory chip and when I 
> looked at /mnt I discovered THIS computer is mounted at /mnt! Here is 
> what I see:
> karl at karl-hardy:/mnt$ ls
> bin   cdrom  etc   initrd.img      vmlinuz
> boot  dev    home  initrd.img.old  vmlinuz.old
> karl at karl-hardy:/mnt$ cd
> karl at karl-hardy:~$ df -h
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda6             7.4G  5.0G  2.1G  71% /
> varrun                506M  116K  505M   1% /var/run
> varlock               506M     0  506M   0% /var/lock
> udev                  506M   84K  505M   1% /dev
> devshm                506M   60K  505M   1% /dev/shm
> lrm                   506M   39M  467M   8% 
> /lib/modules/2.6.24-23-generic/volatile
> /dev/sda5              19G  8.8G  8.7G  51% /home
> gvfs-fuse-daemon      7.4G  5.0G  2.1G  71% /home/karl/.gvfs
> karl at karl-hardy:~$
> I do not know what gvfs-fuse-daemon is but it looks odd. It has nothing 
> as you can see:
> karl at karl-hardy:~$ cd .gvfs/
> karl at karl-hardy:~/.gvfs$ ls
> karl at karl-hardy:~/.gvfs$
> I rebooted and the same thing happened just as before.
> Something is mounting /dev/sda6 at /mnt and I can't get it to stop with 
> sudo umount /mnt because this says nothing is mounted!

	The output of the mount command; and the contents of /etc/fstab would 
be helpful info here too.

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