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Old 08-08-2003, 08:19 PM   #1
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Trouble unmounting

I mounted another XP machine that is on my network using LinNeighborhood. Now I want to get rid of the mount but I am unable to. If I hit Unmount in LinNeighborhood nothing happens.

Right now it is mounted as

/home/70k51k/mnt/PRIMARY where Primary is the name of the other computer and mnt was the directory created by LinNeighborhood.

If I try to unmount it using smbumount I get this message:
[root@user-0ccsvui 70k51k]# smbumount mnt
/home/70k51k/mnt probably not smb-filesystem
If I try to unmount it using umount I get this message:
[root@user-0ccsvui 70k51k]# umount mnt
umount: mnt: not mounted

I tried it as my user (70k51k) and as root with the same results. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 08-08-2003, 08:20 PM   #2
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BTW, I can't even figure out where this mount was created. It does not exist in /etc/fstab
Old 08-08-2003, 08:24 PM   #3
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type df -h and show us the output.
this will show you the mounted dir.

Maybe something freaked up with Samba/LiNeighborhood and the mtab files haven't been created?
Are you SURE it is mounted, do you get something when you ls /home/70k51k/mnt ?
Old 08-09-2003, 01:24 AM   #4
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Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 5.8G 3.7G 1.9G 67% /
/dev/hda6 13G 3.7G 8.5G 31% /home

That is all there is in the output.

There is something there when I goto /home/70k51k/mnt. There is a folder (or whatever) called Primary. If i go inside that there is a folder called C. Inside that is everything that on the C Drive on the XP machine at my house.

Where/What is a mtab file?
Old 08-09-2003, 01:32 AM   #5
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ok I guess I fixed my problem... Recreated the mount in LinNeighborhood. Verified that I could STILL see the files on my XP machine. Removed the mount in LinNeighborhood. Now when I checked what was in the folder 'C'. Nothing was there. I delete the folder mnt without it trying to delete all the files on my parents C drive. I have tried to manually edit my mount files and since I am a Linux n00b I prolly messed this up. Anyway, thanx for your help half_elf


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