Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-19-2002, 12:44 PM   #1
Jason Brawner
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
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,

Old 03-19-2002, 01:32 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2002
Distribution: Mandrake 8.1
Posts: 386

Rep: Reputation: 30
Old 03-19-2002, 02:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Wa. State
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,261

Rep: Reputation: 45
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.
Old 03-19-2002, 02:59 PM   #4
Jason Brawner
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
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.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to umount / taiwf Linux - General 13 08-05-2005 12:40 AM
question on mount/umount situation joesbox Linux - General 3 03-27-2005 05:38 PM
umount cd in use provkitir Linux - Newbie 3 01-29-2005 07:09 PM
cannot umount... ??? spyghost Linux - Software 9 09-06-2003 09:35 AM
easy question - umount /mnt/cdrom ? 360 Linux - General 2 11-27-2001 02:24 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration