Shadow of a Former Volume!!!!!!!

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  1. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all.

    I have this very strange problem with my DUAL 1ghz G4.

    I used to have a volume named amnesiac that was my audio hard disk. Then, I got another new drive and I had, System, Audio, and Video volumes (all separate drives). Now, however i am back to two drive as my original 80gb died. So now I have System and Audio drives.

    However, ever since i got rid of "Amnesiac" (I think I just renamed it in the finder) it has not dissappeared. It still appears as a mountpoint in /Volumes and no matter how many times I delete it, it comes back.

    This has been the case across a couple of system reinstalls as well. Where is this rogue volume coming from and how can I get rid of it?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. amnesiac1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ***!!Bump!!***

    Nobody has any ideas? This problem is just too weird for my liking.
     
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I'm don't know if mounting works the same way as in Linux in any way, but you could try the command:

    sudo umount /Volumes/Amnesiac

    This would unmount the volume in Linux, but in Linux it would probably pop back next time you restart if it is included in /etc/fstab

    I'm not on my Mac right now, so I can't check if there is a /etc/fstab in Mac OSX, but you could check it out and if you find a line with /Volumes/Amnesiac you could try to remove it.

    Do this at your own risk though ;)
     
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Yes there is a /etc/fstab in osx, but it does'nt look like the one in linux..
    Code:
    LittleAl:~ tsb$ cat /etc/fstab
    # fs_spec                                    fs_file  fs_vfstype  fs_mntops
    #
    # UUID=DF000C7E-AE0C-3B15-B730-DFD2EF15CB91  /export  ufs         ro
    # UUID=FAB060E9-79F7-33FF-BE85-E1D3ABD3EDEA  none     hfs         rw,noauto
    # LABEL=This\040Is\040The\040Volume\040Name  none     msdos        ro
    LittleAl:~ tsb$ 
    

    In tried the same on my G4 tower (which also runs Panther...)
    Code:
    [G4-400:/Volumes] tsb% cat /etc/fstab.hd 
    IGNORE THIS FILE.
    This file does nothing, contains no useful data, and might go away in
    future releases.  Do not depend on this file or its contents.
    [G4-400:/Volumes] tsb% cat /etc/fstab
    cat: /etc/fstab: No such file or directory
    [G4-400:/Volumes] tsb% 
    
    ???

    edit: The Powerbook also have the fstab.hd file


    In /Volumes i still have all the names on evey volume on my machine, many of them are partitions that was on the disk berfore i have formatted it..
    Code:
    [G4-400:/Volumes] tsb% ls -la
    total 40
    drwxrwxrwt  13 root  admin     442 29 Nov 21:09 .
    drwxrwxr-t  57 root  admin    1938 29 Nov 12:42 ..
    -rwxrwxrwx   1 tsb   wheel    6148 26 Oct  2003 .DS_Store
    drwxrwxrwx  37 tsb   unknown  1258 29 Nov 17:10 Annet
    drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel     102 14 Feb  2003 Games and fun
    drwxr-xr-x   8 tsb   admin     272 29 Nov 21:05 Mongojerry
    drwxrwxrwx  18 per   staff     612 29 Nov 17:42 Mp3
    drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel     102 14 Feb  2003 Os 9 Disk
    drwxr-xr-x  69 tsb   admin    2346  8 Aug 18:08 Os9 Disk
    lrwxr-xr-x   1 root  admin       1 29 Nov 12:42 OsX Disk -> /
    drwxr-xr-x  21 tsb   unknown   714 28 Nov 22:27 Spill
    drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel     102 14 Feb  2003 Video Disk
    [G4-400:/Volumes] tsb% 
    
     
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I'm still thinking of the reason of the /etc/fstab file on my powerbook, and the only reason I could find is that i'm also running GNOME on it (in x11), (but that also sounds strange, because this shouldn't be created by the window manager.???)
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    #6
    Strange ... it is at least apparent that the Mac OS file system / Finder uses different mechanisms than Linux for managing mounting.

    Actually running fsck if you haven't tried that already is a very good idea here, as it fixes many issues with corruption of the file system.

    How to run FSCK

    • Restart your Mac holding down "Command(the Apple key)+S" key to enter 'Single user mode'.
    • Type "fsck -f", and hit return.
    • Once complete type "reboot" and hit return to reboot you Mac back in to OS X as normal.
     
  7. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    #7

    I'm running fsck about every month, and it has been there since i reformatted the drive.. I can't mount them, but they aren't making any troubles at all. (The macine never asks about them..)
    I haven't tried to delete the files either...

    I have to blank this machine and reinstall OSX, because I'm giving it to my brother as soon as i get my new iMac.
     

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