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d'oh! 02-11-2004 01:09 AM

do I need to unmount a hard drive?
 
I added a new hard drive to my box, mounted it, etc but now want to remove it. There doesn't seem to be an unmount option... can just remove it from my fstab so the system won't be confused looking for it? There's no info on it - I had only formatted it using fdisk. thanks!

synapse 02-11-2004 01:42 AM

Hi

try umount /mnt/... etc for unmounting a device.
Rather than deleting the line in fstab place a # in front of the offending line, this will cause the line to be ignored .

Hope it helps
cheers

d'oh! 02-11-2004 11:56 AM

Thanks much! No wonder 'man unmount' wasn't giving me anything!

bnice 02-11-2004 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by d'oh!
Thanks much! No wonder 'man unmount' wasn't giving me anything!
that's `umount`


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