Odd mount on /mnt problem
raquel at thericehouse.net
Wed Apr 15 20:18:41 UTC 2009
On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:06:33 -0600
"Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> > 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.
> The real odd thing is what you see if you do a ls -al on /mnt:
> karl at karl-hardy:/mnt$ ls -al
> total 52
> drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 2008-08-11 05:44 .
> drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 2009-01-09 12:26 ..
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-08-11 05:44 bin
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-08-11 05:44 boot
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 999 11 2008-06-14 11:16 cdrom -> media/cdrom
> drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 20480 2008-08-11 05:44 dev
> drwxr-xr-x 126 root root 12288 2008-08-11 05:44 etc
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-08-11 05:44 home
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 2008-06-17 08:42 initrd.img ->
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 2008-06-14 14:37 initrd.img.old ->
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 2008-06-17 08:42 vmlinuz ->
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 2008-06-14 14:37 vmlinuz.old ->
> karl at karl-hardy:/mnt$
> It looks like many are linked to each other. Really wierd and I
> have no idea why this Hardy has such a thing. I wonder why I can't
> just rm the whole thing.
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How about checking the docs before doing something or before going on
gvfs is a userspace virtual filesystem designed to work with the
i/o abstractions of gio (a library availible in glib >= 2.15.1). It
installs several modules that are automatically used by
applications using the APIs of libgio. There is also fuse support
that allows applications not using gio to access the gvfs
The gvfs model differs from e.g. gnome-vfs in that filesystems must
be mounted before they are used. There is a central daemon (gvfsd)
that handles coordinting mounts, and then each mount is (typically)
in its own daemon process (although mounts can share daemon
gvfs comes with a set of backends, including trash support, sftp,
smb, http, dav and others. More backends are planned.
gvfs also contains modules for gio that implement hal volume
monitors and the gnome uri-scheme handler configuration.
There is a set of command line programs starting with "gvfs-" that
lets you run commands (like cat, ls, stat, etc) on files in the
And, there are more docs if you just look.
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