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Old 10-18-2003, 08:16 AM   #1
Odd_Bloke
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Umount difficulties


I'm having real difficulties umounting my CD-ROM drive. It just ignores me and claims to be busy despite the fact that I cannot find anything at all that is using it. I've tried killing everything in sight. I'm loath to reboot because, well, I'm a stubborn little shit.

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Dan
 
Old 10-18-2003, 10:44 AM   #2
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Try

$cd /

to make sure you're not trying to umount while you're still in the /mnt/cdrom folder.

Just a thought.

Dave
 
Old 10-18-2003, 12:34 PM   #3
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if you have other shells open, then they could be in the /mnt/cdrom folder and then you won'tbe able to unmount.

Also, if you were in /mnt/cdrom and the you su-ed, Linux still considers that you are in the /mnt/cdrom directory.

Remember to cd .. from the /mnt/cdrom directory when youare finished.

There might be a way to make all the shells leave the directory, but I haven't found it yet.

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