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I'm new to Linux. I'm using 13.10 with Cinnamon 2.0 on a Fujitsu A-Series with a Toshiba HDD. The disk has four partitions.

I was copying a few large files from a Windows Phone to a partition when Nemo (and everything else) froze. I shut down, removed the phone and booted.

Now if I attempt to mount the partition the system freezes up.

This is what syslog shows:

20:42:39 AptDaemon: INFO: Quitting due to inactivity
20:42:39 AptDaemon: INFO: Quitting was requested
20:42:51 NetworkManager[772]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
20:44:51 NetworkManager[772]: <warn> nl_recvmsgs() error: (-33) Dump inconsistency detected, interrupted
20:45:45 kernel: [  631.248994] EXT4-fs (sda4): recovery complete
20:45:45 kernel: [  631.280801] EXT4-fs (sda4): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
20:45:45 udisksd[1847]: Mounted /dev/sda4 at /media/trachys/Video on behalf of uid 1000

GParted says that there is plenty of unused space on sda4.

Any advice or links appreciated.

Edit: umount tells me:

trachys@trachys-LIFEBOOK-AH530-HD6:/mnt$ sudo umount -a
umount: /run/user: device is busy.
        (In some cases useful info about processes that use
         the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
umount: /run/shm: device is busy.
        (In some cases useful info about processes that use
         the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
umount: /run: device is busy.
        (In some cases useful info about processes that use
         the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
umount: /dev: device is busy.
        (In some cases useful info about processes that use
         the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
umount: /: device is busy.
        (In some cases useful info about processes that use
         the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
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Please come back tomorrow and post your answer on how this was resolved. You will also be able to accept your own answer to close the thread. Thanks. –  fossfreedom Dec 16 '13 at 0:19
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The swap partition wasn't mounted, something I discovered only after running testdisk and copying everything to another partition. I can only assume that was the issue, they were large files.

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