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Old 08-06-2003, 05:30 PM   #1
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newbie needing some help


hi

i just started to use linux red hat 7.3 and if have had some problems which i sorted out but there is one problem i have got and i dont have no idea how to fix it.

This is it :

i have got gnome interface and the first time i used it i put a floppy in and open the terminal and type mount /mnt/floppy then i umounted it straight after so far so good. then i put i few wallpapers on the floppy and put mounted it copyed the pics over then deleted them off the the floppy emptyed the bin and then i went to umount the floppy and it would not have it say device is busy. i have tried the cd - and all other commands to do with it still wont still come up with the same thing. So i logged off then log back on again , i saw the floppy icon still the and desktop so i open the terminal tried to umount it still no go. Then i just right click the icon the cwent down to umount volume and it umounted but the command did not do it. SO i tried it with another floppy put in in then mounted it then umounted it straight after and it worked then i did the something as before and did the same with the new floppy and every time i put the floppy in does the same until i put a new one in and dont delete anything off it


please help
 
Old 08-07-2003, 06:21 AM   #2
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sometimes you have to open a terminal
su to root
then type umount /mnt/floppy

and sometimes this doesn't work either

this happens to me with cd's a lot

havent figured out why yet
 
Old 08-07-2003, 06:31 PM   #3
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thanks i thought it was me
 
Old 08-08-2003, 09:52 AM   #4
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No, it isn't you...
I have seen this too in my machine when i mount my fat32 partitions or when mount my usb-flash drive. But, i've been putting attention to it, and my experiences say that when i delete an archive from that volume and later try to unmount it, it is when the "device is busy" happens.

That looks like your problem is same as mine. żdon't you think so?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:39 PM   #5
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yeah it is what interface r u using i am using gnome
 
Old 08-09-2003, 09:52 AM   #6
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UPDATE: I've read the info page for umount and found that even the "umount" command sometimes makes use of the device and therefore it can't unmount it. So the only way to overcome this is to use the "umount" command with the "-l" modifier to use the "lazy umount" option. That's what the info page says.

It worked great in my machine. Give it a try!!!
 
Old 08-09-2003, 02:40 PM   #7
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thanks for your help mate
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:37 PM   #8
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Whoa... "umount -l" worked like a charm!!!

Thanks!!
 
  


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