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Old 09-02-2003, 08:56 PM   #1
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cannot umount... ???


hi,

why is it that when i mount my drive i cannot unmount it anymore? it always keep saying that the device is busy even though nothing is accessing it anymore
 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:10 PM   #2
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Is your current working directory on the disk while you are trying to umount it?

Hehehe, I know that must be an insult to your intelligence, but I sometimes do it.

Other than that, sorry, I have no idea. Just make sure you close your file manager and what else could be using files from it like MPlayer or XMMS.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:11 PM   #3
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do you make sure that no one is in the directory tree down from the mount point say in a terminal window or something?
 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:49 PM   #4
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nobody is using it... nothing is accessing it.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:55 PM   #5
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does it help to log out all users and then login again?

this is probably a dumb thing to say but you can't unmount the root file system for instance.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 06:05 PM   #6
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Hey,

similar problem here.

I have tried unmounting a FAT32 drive and it isn't working.

When I issue the command it returns:

-bash: unmount: command not found

Any suggestions?

many thanks
Hamish
 
Old 09-05-2003, 06:49 PM   #7
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Quote:
-bash: unmount: command not found
That may be true, but I'm sure you'll have no trouble with the command
Code:
umount
 
Old 09-05-2003, 07:00 PM   #8
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You running GNOME?

Gnome's "trash bin" seems to keep files open and drives unmountable. Run "lsof" to see if something's secretly holding it open.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 08:33 PM   #9
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I just tried this with my xD Picture card reader (USB). I had the same problem with uNmount. It works with umount (note the "n" is missing). One would think that it would be mount and unmount but it is not unmount, it is umount. Works Great! Thanks!!
 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:35 AM   #10
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Re: cannot umount... ???

To get back to the original question:

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Originally posted by spyghost
why is it that when i mount my drive i cannot unmount it anymore? it always keep saying that the device is busy even though nothing is accessing it anymore
Are you doing the umount as root? Are you using supermount, because you're running Mandrake 9, for example? And have you checked your system processes to make sure that all the ones that might be using the drive (like XMMS, for example) actually aren't running invisibly to you? That would of course be an error in the program, but at least killing the process would let you unmount the drive and get on with your life .
 
  


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