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Old 07-01-2004, 10:41 AM   #1
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Device is Busy...???

How do I find out what a disk is doing that makes it busy?
I am trying to change permissions and the system keeps telling me to go to hell when I try to unmount it before prior to setting the permissions.
I have restarted and the same thing happens. I aint usin' that disk!
Old 07-01-2004, 10:49 AM   #2
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You probably have a shell (terminal console) open somewhere where the current directory is inside the mounted filesystem. Happens to me all the time.

Old 07-01-2004, 11:43 AM   #3
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you can use lsof to see if any files are open on that disk

lsof | grep <type something to grep for, e.g. path to the mount point>


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