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Old 05-12-2003, 03:09 AM   #1
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Angry Error unmounting??!!

Now this is a bit funny.

Using diskdrake (Mandrake 9.0) I'm trying to unmount the hda5 partition which is
mounted "/". A box pops up with a message:
"Error unmounting : No such file or directory".
I can unmount all the other partitions, including hda1 "/mnt/windows".

It HAS worked before!
Old 05-12-2003, 03:28 AM   #2
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Usually when Linux gives you crap about something 'not exisiting' when it *does* it's because you aren't logged in as root and doing something that needs root permission. But I don't know about unmounting your root filesystem. I think you can only do that from a boot disk?
Old 05-12-2003, 03:32 AM   #3
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Yeah, umounting your root filesystem is a bad idea unless you are booting up with a seperate boot disk, rescue mode, or another distro. You really can't umount the / partition, because then where would anything be?

Old 05-12-2003, 04:16 AM   #4
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Oh I thought it was only about partition table, not about where I am
When I unmount something with diskdrake, it doesn't format it right away?
I suppose it writes the partition table and when I restart, I can format the
empty space with FDISK? FDISK doesn't see Linux partitions, right?

Nevermind, I'll do that from floppy.

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