Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-01-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
FC3 Flashdrive can't umount (busy - gam_server)

I've been using Flash ram mounted through a USB adapter w/o problem under FC3, but now I can't umount the drive. (It is always busy.) lsof and fuser show that files are open by gam_server. More strangeness - the drive is marked read-only when in this condition.

Any suggestions what to try next?

Old 03-02-2005, 11:26 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: FreeBSD Arch
Posts: 2,388

Rep: Reputation: 539Reputation: 539Reputation: 539Reputation: 539Reputation: 539Reputation: 539
Have you tried the -f or -l switch
umount -f /dev/sda1

See the man page for "umount"

The -f switch will force a umount. But if you plug it back in you may find that it mounts at one number higher each time. Was /dev/sda1 Now is /dev/sdb1
Old 03-02-2005, 12:04 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Hull - England
Distribution: Ubunto and slowly switching to debian
Posts: 308

Rep: Reputation: 30
make sure you dont have any windows file browser windows open in the loacation its mounted and when you run the umount command make sure you arnt in the directory its mounted in if you are in the same directory CD out of it


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
umount :device busy Pedroski Linux - Hardware 14 12-29-2004 04:37 PM
umount - device is busy - with what??? Moebius Linux - Software 16 12-08-2004 11:32 AM
umount /var device busy winchester169 Linux - Networking 1 06-25-2004 08:53 PM
cant umount cd, always says its busy?? spedsta Linux - Newbie 6 06-01-2004 04:11 AM
umount: /mnt/a5: device is busy PTBmilo Linux - General 2 01-31-2003 11:48 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 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