"Cannot remove directory" error on unmount

Bug #231211 reported by Collin Stocks on 2008-05-16
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-mount (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I go to unmount a USB volume (from either the panel or the context menu) I get the error message that I have attached. However, the volume successfully unmounts and the node at which it was mounted (usually /media/USB) has been successfully deleted. In other words, I am receiving this error message in error.

Worse, when I click "OK", a second error dialog box pops up with no text in it. I will attach a screenshot of that in a followup, since I can only attach one thing here.

Collin Stocks (collinstocks) wrote :
Collin Stocks (collinstocks) wrote :
Collin Stocks (collinstocks) wrote :

By the way, I am running Ubuntu Hardy Heron on a DELL INSPIRON 6000 laptop computer.

Collin Stocks (collinstocks) wrote :

I noticed later on that Ubuntu no longer warns me about unsafe device removal if I simply pull my usb drive out of the port. Maybe this "feature" is related to the bug?

Samuel de Framond (samuel43) wrote :

On my computer, the first error ("Cannot remove directory") only occurs for some USB volumes.
Anyway, the second error (empty dialog box) occurs for any "good" error. I think this one is not related to the first one.

System: Hardy Heron on a HP dv5000 laptop

Changed in gnome-mount:
importance: Undecided → Low
Druciferre (drewchapin) wrote :

I recently started getting this same error some time after I began experimenting with making a bootable flash drive. I am only receiving the first dialog though. Not the second. I do not receive any errors when using the umount command in a terminal. Only when using the graphical utility.

$ uname -a
Linux anubis 2.6.28-15-generic #52-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 9 10:48:52 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04
Codename: jaunty

$ apt-cache policy gnome-mount
  Installed: 0.8-1ubuntu5
  Candidate: 0.8-1ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 0.8-1ubuntu5 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Your Ubuntu versions are EOL on the desktop. Is this still an issue for you?

Changed in gnome-mount (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Collin Stocks (collinstocks) wrote :

Wow, I haven't used that laptop for years, and I sent it to electronics recycling a few months ago when it finally broke beyond repair (I had passed it on to someone else to use)...

I have not seen that error message in a very long time, so I guess it's been resolved! Feel free to close this bug report, or just let it expire...

Collin Stocks (collinstocks) wrote :

This bug report applies to a release that has long reached end-of-life, and applied to a computer which has also, unfortunately, reached end-of-life.

This bug has not been seen for years by the person who filed it (me).

Changed in gnome-mount (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Collin Stocks (collinstocks) wrote :

Sorry, this seems like a more appropriate tag, since it was a valid bug at the time, but has not been encountered since in subsequent ubuntu releases.

Changed in gnome-mount (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Fix Released
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