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Bug 1511894 - boxes stopped working after USB stick removal.
Summary: boxes stopped working after USB stick removal.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-boxes
Version: 25
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christophe Fergeau
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-10 11:29 UTC by customercare
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:04 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:04:38 UTC

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Description customercare 2017-11-10 11:29:26 UTC
Description of problem:

I tested a new linux image with boxes and connected the box with a logitec camera and a usb stick.

The linux inside booted, and after a while i removed the usb stick from the host system without telling boxes to disconnect it first. This frooze boxes entirely.

In addition, it killed Cinnamon, as no keyboard actions where delivered and recognized inside the leftovers of Cinnamon nor the running apps. The mouse still worked. The coinnamon bar was gone also. it crashed hard as it looks.

A reboot of the froozen system failed ( 10:1 it got stuck with a wired mountpointsituation ) 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):



Steps to Reproduce:
1. i.e. boot ubuntu 17.10 64bit desktop
2. add a usb stick to the box, in my case it was automounted on the desktop before (see below)
3. try to access it with disks
4. remove it from your pc

Actual results:

a crash

Expected results:

a handled exception without a crash.

Additional info:

The partitions on the usb stick were automounted in nautilus/nemo before i told boxes to add them to the running box.

This lead also to a situation, were you saw the stick fully named ( modell etc. ) inside DISKS running inside the box, BUT no partitions where shown at all.

This was the reason, why i removed it in the first place, to retry it ;) I wanted to use a video with the inside video app.

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