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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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 ...
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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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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 ...