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Old 04-22-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Unable to UMOUNT Floppy.


I was able to cd /mnt/floppy

and read/write to the floppy disk.

I would like to unmount (umount) but I get the followinng error:

[root@centos5 floppy]# pwd
/mnt/floppy
[root@centos5 floppy]# umount /mnt/floppy
umount: /mnt/floppy: not mounted

Read the man pages but doesn't really help.

Can some point out what I'm doing wrong here.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 04-22-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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are you sure it's mounted in /mnt/floppy or is it really mounted? do
Code:
mount
or
Code:
cat /proc/mounts
 
Old 04-22-2008, 10:25 PM   #3
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Well, I issued both commands and didn't see the floppy, yet I can see the files on the floppy.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 11:43 PM   #4
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perhaps it's not the files on the floppy.. perhaps you mistakenly copied it to the /mnt/floppy directory when it was not yet mounted
 
Old 04-23-2008, 06:52 AM   #5
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I have the same experienced too when i tried to umount flash disk. I tried to click flash disk icon at the desktop and it was said "error, not mounted". When i check it from shell, flash disk was not recognized again. So i think it had been mounted. But sometimes it is come with no error.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 07:58 AM   #6
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as hinted at earlier, paste the output of the command "mount" into your reply; if the floppy is mounted, it should show up in the list of mounted devices, if not, it is not mounted and you won't be able to unmount a floppy that isn't mounted.

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Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
I was able to cd /mnt/floppy

and read/write to the floppy disk.
and did you hear the characteristic noise of the floppy operating and see the disk activity light going?

Quote:
I would like to unmount (umount) but I get the followinng error:

[root@centos5 floppy]# pwd
/mnt/floppy
[root@centos5 floppy]# umount /mnt/floppy
umount: /mnt/floppy: not mounted
Even if it was mounted, and I suspect it wasn't, that probably wouldn't work well; change your working directory away from the floppy before you unmount.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 09:31 AM   #7
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Good points...

I'll look at the floppy with Windows explorer and see if it's on the floppy.

Then remove the floppy and look at it in /mnt/floppy...never thought of that, that's why I'm a newbie.

Thanks all, I'll advise.
 
  


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