Questions relating to the unmounting of the filesystem of media connected to the computer, whether that is done via software or manually by the user using the command-line.

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Windows 7 Share Mounted but not visible in the files app or in places

I successfully edited my fstab file to permanently mount a Windows 7 share. However, I was having problems writing to the share. I initially thought it was due to permissions on the mount point ...
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Cannot acess my own Username directory

My directory root is: $home/pk The problem is that I'm unable to enter into home directory. When I type commend cd /pk, it gives an error, saying file or directory not found. When i type -ls command ...
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device-mapper: remove ioctl on luks-xxxx failed: Device or resource busy

While I was away from my computer, my encrypted USB drive got accidentally unmounted somehow (although it was still physically connected at the time). I haven't been able to recover (haven't tried a ...
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How does one FSCK a NAS/NFS with an ext2 FileSystem using Ubuntu

Copying a file while this hard drive is in my D-Link DNS-323 NAS/NFS freezes and stops at around 50%. Running the DNS-323's internal ScanDisk fails. This inspired me to buy an external hard drive kit, ...
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How to unmount when umount hangs due to disconnected disk?

I have an external disk connected via USB that was accidentally disconnected uncleanly. Now lsing the directory in which it was mounted gives Input/output error. umounting the directory simply hangs. ...
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umount dev/sda1 to mount dev/sda1 or change partition to ntfs

well I installed Ubuntu but I can't play many games I would like too and I can't change to NTFS with Gparted because i'm using /dev/sda1 and I would like to know if its possible to change with ...
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how to umount /dev/sda1 or to change for another partition? [closed]

Is about this title. I need to change my partition to NTFS and i can't because my HDD is occupied with Ubuntu.
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Auto umount cifs when user logout

i have ubuntu 10.04 server with something like 20 users i add some commands so that each user that logs in will mount some samba share, but i have notice that when he logs out the mounted folder still ...
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Mounted samba share hangs /media and df -h when cable disconnected

Encountered behavior: Unplugging an ethernet cable on which a samba share has been mounted will cause: a. the /media to become inaccessible. b. df -h to hang indefinitely Why does this occur on ...
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Can't Unmount dev/sda3 (boot device)

Please help a frustrated user. I currently run only ubuntu 12.04: I cant seem to umount. I think the umount folder is lost. Tried all possible measures to no avail. Is there a way to force umount. ...
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Truecrypt file cannot be dismounted - Ubuntu 13.04

I have mounted a Truecrypt file via terminal and cannot make it disappear. If I do umount it looks that it worked but if I then go to see the files explorer it is still there. It looks to be umounted, ...
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Run a command before reboot (Ubuntu)

I would like to run this command when Ubuntu reboots (before reboot/shutdown): sudo umount /home/dataserver How would I do this?
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Unmount script running on unmounted device

How can I unmount a USB drive using a script located on that drive? The device appears busy when the script is running,
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Nautilus hangs up on mounted shares after suspend

After establishing a VPN tunnel to my university, I connect to a Network Share via Shell script like this: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=xyz,password=abc //10.x.x.x/xyz /media/my_share/ It works ...
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What is the /media/myname/SSH2013-09-16 directory for?

I noticed today that there is a directory located in /media/myusername called "SSH2013-09-16". I tried to remove it, but rmdir reports "Device or resource busy". This even happens if I try to remove ...
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umount /mnt deleted home directory

I did something incredibly stupid: while tinkering with mount / umount trying to relocate some space, I did as I read on one website, and dit sudo umount -f /mnt (I don't remember whether I used ...
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External HDD automatically get back after safe remove

This is weird! I use udisks --detach /dev/sdb for safely remove my hard disk. after 2 sec hard drive automatically mounted and nautilus window pops up. This is output of udevadm monitor --udev. UDEV ...
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Why does umount automatically remove the mount point of a drive that has been mounted with a file manager?

If I mount a drive using the file manager (I'm using PCManFM), the mount point is automatically removed when I run the umount command. However, if I mount by running mkdir and then mount, I have to ...
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Is it possible to unmount the /home partition?

I want to recover some files in my home directory using extundelete http://sourceforge.net/projects/extundelete/ This tool needs to unmount the device before start to work, but I cannot umount ...
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curlftpfs mount disagrees with the fstab

I am working with curlftpfs to mount a remote FTP directory locally in Kubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I have the following entry in my /etc/fstab: curlftpfs#ftp_user:ftp_password@ftp_server /mnt/nimh fuse ...
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Can't format USB drive

I have a 4 Gig USB drive that I'd like to format. I go to the Disk Utility, and try to format it, but it says that the device is busy. (This same error occurs no matter whether I tried to format the ...
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12.04 LTS reboot issue: fsck forced

after having upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 LTS I have the following problems at shutdown/reboot: - the only way to reliably shot-down system is to log-out from all user and shut-down from login screen ...
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Do I need to umount USB drive before unplugging it when using udev?

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS I'm about to set up udev rules to automatically mount/umount an external USB drive when plugged or unplugged. I'm concerned that by using udev to automatically unmount the ...
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When can I safely unplug an external drive on 12.10?

I have browsed several answers... but none seems to address my question. As reported in bug #1067876 the options to "safely remove" an external drive is gone. No problem! Umount is sufficient for ...
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mount/unmount issues while restarting/shutting down (not mounted / is busy)

When restarting or shutting down Ubuntu 12.10 the clean (graphic screen) process is interrupted by the following messages: * Deactivating swap ... [ OK ] * mount: /run/lock: not mounted [ fail ] * ...
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umount: it seems [device] is mounted multiple times

i was finishing up a job with a compact flash when, trying to unmount it: #> umount /dev/sda2 umount: it seems /dev/sda2 is mounted multiple times Looking at what mount says: #> mount | ...
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Mounting Samba share whenever it's available, unmounting when it's not

I am trying setup permanent samba share mounts. That's not too hard using these instructions. But, I want them to Automatically remount whenever I join the network where these shares are available. ...
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Problems with mounting .ISO files

I'm using Precise, with GNOME. I've attempted to install some retro, multi-cd games (KOTOR1) via .ISO images and WINE, but I can't get the ISO's to mount correctly. First I tried GMountISO, which ...
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How to prevent hangs of Nautilus or Krusader when NAS is disconnected? [closed]

I tried to find a solution for this and I failed. I mount my NAS to my laptop, but when the connection is down the file-manager hang for a lot of time... Since this is a laptop, and it is on the go, ...
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how to umount /home in ssh?

I would like ssh, sudo su and umount /home and run diagnostic on it. Is there a runlevel I can used to close X and other process using /home while keeping network access? Or another way? thanks
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How to stop umount all when I exit ssh session? [closed]

So when i'm logged into Lucid via ssh, and type exit to end the session, umount -a is run first by the system. I see the follow message before it logs me out: umount: /home: device is busy. (In ...
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Do I need to reboot my computer to read data from two SD cards?

I stuck an SD card in the card reader, imported my photos with Shotwell, deleted the photos from the card (again, with Shotwell), then right-clicked on the desktop icon and safely removed the card. I ...
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Auto-mount in fstab no longer working until manually running 'sudo mount -a'

I have 3 SMB shared drives I need to connect to for work purposes. I had Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick and had all my drives loaded into fstab to be auto-mounted. Everything worked fine for a while but just ...
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Use Upstart to umount NFS at shutdown/restart?

I want to umount NFS drive at shutdown/restart. I connect to it with my laptop, and due to known bug, the system shuts down for ten minutes, instead for 20 seconds, when the NFS is mounted. I used to ...
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Why don't my external USB hard disks umount when I shutdown? [closed]

I have an usb external disk and I spin-down it through "hd-idle", a utility I found here: http://hd-idle.sourceforge.net. I thought that when Ubuntu shutdown, it unmount all partitions, whether these ...
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Local file system not properly unmounted during shutdown

I have a file system with two HDDs and several partitions mounted separately locally. /root, /home, /usr, /var, /local/share, /home/bernhard/fotos/bilder, /backup are on separate partitions and are ...
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How do you forcibly unmount a disk when you press the eject button on an optical drive?

When upgrading my hardware, I also upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10. On my previous system (with 10.04 and earlier). when I ejected a disk from the optical drive, the sub-folder in the /media directory was ...
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Why does Nautilus ask me to “… empty the trash before you unmount?”

I have a SATA hard-drive, formatted as ext4, which is detected by Nautilus each time I boot the computer. I do need to click on it, in Places, to actually mount it. That's okay, I'm happy with ...
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How do I find out which process is preventing a umount?

When I do sudo umount /media/KINGSTON I got umount: /media/KINGSTON: device is busy. I close all the windows and make sure all shell are pointing to other directories. How can I find which ...
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Are pre-existing files in a mountpoint directory safe and uneffected?

I've noticed that pre-existing files in a "mountpoint" directory disappear when the mount command is applied... and then they re-appear when the directory is unmounted. Are these files just on ...
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Unmounting several partitions at once

I have this portable hard disk with 4 partitions. When I need to safely remove the device I have to unmount each partition manually. Is there a way I can unmount all at once? Or is it suffice to ...
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Disk Utility: What's the difference between “Unmount” and “Safe Removal”?

System > Administration > Disk Utility What's the difference between "Unmount Volume" and "Safe Removal"? Say you insert a flash drive and open the Disk Utility UI, if you click on "Safe Removal" you ...
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Why do I need root privileges to umount a drive at the command line, but not in nautilus? How to change?

When I insert a thumb drive, media card, or USB hard drive, to unmount it via the command line, I need to use sudo umount /media/the_device But, I can unmount the device in a file manager like ...