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Old 06-14-2006, 03:22 PM   #1
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Forcing 'umount' or killing disk access

How can I force linux to stop accessing an external fw hard disk when my backup procedure to pull data from the disk hangs up on bad sectors?

Or, how can I can I force an unmount of the device?

umount -f does not work.

Old 06-14-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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I've been able to force SMB mounted filesystems to unmount with 'umount -l' (lazy unmount).

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