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Old 12-18-2005, 03:59 AM   #1
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Unable to umount ipod


Hi, I'm installing an ipod mini for a friend. Works fine, but I can't get it unmounted. Eject tells me:
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[root@localhost ~]# eject /media/ipod1/ -v
eject: device name is `/media/ipod1'
eject: expanded name is `/media/ipod1'
eject: `/dev/sda2' is mounted at `/media/ipod1'
eject: unmounting device `/dev/sda2' from `/media/ipod1'
eject: `/dev/sda2' is a multipartition device
eject: trying to eject `/dev/sda2' using CD-ROM eject command
eject: CD-ROM eject command failed
eject: trying to eject `/dev/sda2' using SCSI commands
eject: SCSI eject failed
eject: trying to eject `/dev/sda2' using floppy eject command
eject: floppy eject command failed
eject: trying to eject `/dev/sda2' using tape offline command
eject: tape offline command failed
eject: unable to eject, last error: Ugyldigt argument
When I installed my own ipod, I used a very good article on linuxquestions, but after the new layout has been taken in use, all the old articles have been removed? Or is there a way to find them?
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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I personally would not be using eject. Why not just 'umount /media/ipodi/' and then disconnect it?
 
Old 12-18-2005, 04:58 PM   #3
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Because in that way the display still has the "Don't disconnect" warning, and the files aren't written.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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Fair enough. I need to get around to migrating my iPod to Linux. Have you tried 'eject /dev/sda' (or whichever /dev the drive is on)? Doing the mountpoint will try to eject a single partition, which is obviously not what is desired.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 04:45 AM   #5
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Jep, tried "eject /dev/sda", "eject /dev/sda1", "eject /dev/sda2". All failed
 
Old 12-19-2005, 04:46 AM   #6
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When it says: `/dev/sda2' is a multipartition device, could it mean that reformatting the ipod would help?
 
Old 12-19-2005, 05:04 AM   #7
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Maybe there is still another process accessing the iPOD. You could try to combine umount and eject. Anyway, I believe that the eject command is merely a cosmetic issue. Your data should be safe after proper unmounting.
 
  


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