View Full Version : Cannot obtain lock on /media/.halmtab

26th July 2008, 09:22 AM
Hi, whenever Im trying to mount my ntfs drives and also my dvd rom drive, getting this error,

Unable to mount the volume BACKUP. Details: Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab

Any help, please?


After restarting the PC for once, I also donīt get any /media directory. So I made a new /media and mount points for all of my drives. And I had backup .hal-mtab and .hal-mtab-lock , so I restored both files to /media/ but same error, its showing.


26th July 2008, 09:50 AM
Permanent mount between reboots should happen from /etc/fstab file.

to check for currently mounted partition or device, issue

# df -ah

Try to stop haldaemon service and do the mount thing, see if you have the same error.