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Jason Brawner 03-19-2002 01:44 PM

umount question

I was playing around with mounting a drives on two linux computers (RedHat) and I accidentally mounted a drive to the / directory. When I try and umount it, it says its busy. This is causing many problems. How do I umount the drive?

Please help,


Sixpax 03-19-2002 02:32 PM


taz.devil 03-19-2002 03:17 PM

I've had this problem with CDs before. Don't know why but I couldn't unmount them as a user and had to do as root, SU didn't even work. Have you added these as entries to your /etc/fstab? If so, remove them and reboot as said above. How are you trying to umount it? If you know the device such as /dev/hda2 etc...You should be able to umount /dev/hda2 or umount /, Next time make a mount dir that isn't root, could make boo-boos obviously.

Jason Brawner 03-19-2002 03:59 PM

Thanks for your replies...

Rebooting worked. The reason I didn't try that before I posted this thread is because I didn't know the consequences of rebooting, for instance, if it would screw things up even more. Sorry if this was a dumb post, but I was desprite for an answer and have no Linux knowledge.


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