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Old 12-11-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
praveen.amboji
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Unable to make a file system on /dev/sda


Hi all i want to format my /dev/sda5 with ext4
but when i trying to execute the format it says
/dev/sda5 is apparently in use by the system and will not make file systems
 
Old 12-11-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Is /dev/sda5 currently mounted? If so, unmount it.
 
Old 12-11-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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I have unmounted it still i cannot format it with file system
 
Old 12-12-2013, 01:02 AM   #4
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run:
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fuser /dev/sda5
this will show you which process is using that device.
 
  


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