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Cannot safely remove Western Digital 2TB ext hdd. When I right click on drive to unmount, it says: "Unable to stop drive, This file cannot be stopped" Anyone know how to unmount, maybe using the terminal??
If the 2TB drive does not contain the OS, there may be some program that is accessing files on the drive. You may need to stop that program first so you can then unmount the drive.
Have you tried unmounting the drive with the umount command? You may need to use sudo for this depending on the permissions for the drive.
If you still have problems, post the output of
sudo fdisk -l
And tell us which partition has the OS, and which partition(s) are on the drive you wish to unmount.
Hello everyone! I now remember that I was coping files to this ext hdd, when I inadvertently turned off the main pc! The ext hdd was still working at that time. How do I find the process accessing the hdd and turn it off?? Thank you! -gustav521
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/william/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=william)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/Elements type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)