Cannot unmount DellRestore and DellUtility partitions

Bug #172384 reported by Gavin Hamill on 2007-11-27
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Bug Description

I have a Dell Dimension 5150. It comes factory supplied with 2 extra partitions that all Ubuntu versions I've ever used have automatically put an icon for on the desktop.

They are ugly and useless and I don't believe they should be there, let alone require editing files as root to remove them.

If I select Unmount Volume, I am told 'Cannot unmount volume' - You are not privileged to unmount the volume 'DellUtility'
Details: umount: only root can unmount UUID=07D6-0706 from /media/sda1.

similar message for the DellRestore partition. Here's my fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda5
UUID=33412ea7-097c-48fb-8e48-be415b0d3aa3 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda1
UUID=07D6-0706 /media/sda1 vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
# /dev/sda2
UUID=DE849E32849E0D61 /media/sda2 ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
/dev/sda4 /media/sda4 vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
# /dev/sda7
UUID=49bd8e15-4138-40e8-8248-8e3236621511 /media/sda7 ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/sda6
UUID=5ae8a89d-c19d-4590-9ec7-275dcce55caa none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0

I am an experienced Linux user comfortable with the shell, but this is just an ugly non-feature.

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

This doesn't happen with factory Ubuntu installs, dropping Dell project.

Changed in dell:
status: New → Invalid
Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

is this still an issue? is there any package to mark as affected?

Gavin Hamill (gdh) wrote :

No. This was resolved in hardy. Please close.

Changed in somerville:
status: New → Invalid
no longer affects: dell
Timothy R. Chavez (timrchavez) wrote :

The bug task for the somerville project has been removed by an automated script. This bug has been cloned on that project and is available here:

no longer affects: somerville
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