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Old 06-02-2007, 02:16 AM   #1
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how to unmount usb devices???

hi guys, im using SLES 9.0, how do I unmount a usb devices such as usb hardrive?
Old 06-02-2007, 05:37 AM   #2
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You will first need to know how the USB device has been mounted by your Linux system.

have a look in the /media directory on your system and see if you can identify which sub directory there represents the USB device.

For example if I plug a USB device into my PC, I get a folder something like /media/usb

so to unmount that USB device I would use the command 'umount /media/usb' or 'sudo umount /media/usb'

Hope that helps

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With umount. You can use either the device node or mount point, e.g. "umount /dev/sda1" or "umount /mnt/usbdisk". Note these are just examples!


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