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Old 11-12-2004, 05:46 PM   #1
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flash drive won't unmount

don't know whether this would be better in software or hardware. oh well.
alright, I think I know what I did wrong--I took it out of the usb port before unmounting it.
Problem now is this: when I try to unmount it when it's connected, it says I can't because it's mounted twice.
If I try to unmount it when it's NOT connected, I get: umount: /mnt/removable is not in the fstab (and you are not root)
Rebooting doesn't work. ^^;

Not that big of a problem, but I'd still rather it were fixed.
Old 11-12-2004, 06:08 PM   #2
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I did the same thing once and if properly remember I plugged it back and then shutdown; then booted up the USB connected.
Once the box was it was automatically mounted, then I unmounted and that was the end of it. Try it, it may work for you.

Old 11-12-2004, 08:01 PM   #3
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p.s. make sure you are root, because I get that error when I'm not root

also you could do umount -l (lowercase L) to do a "lazy unmount" which simply just cuts it off. That is what I do when my external hard drive gets into a fit about unmounting.
Old 11-12-2004, 09:36 PM   #4
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ah, cool guys. thanks


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