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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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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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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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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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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Can't unmount /tmp, fuser output empty

my /tmp shrank to 1MB because there were no free space on /home device. Now I need to expand this, so the first thing to do is to unmount the device. But that's what happens when I try: ~ $ df ...
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Problem in unmounting a disk image with a script… but not manually!

It is my first experience in writing shell scripts and something curious is happening. I'm working on an embedded system and I wanted my script test5.sh placed in the /root folder of the guest system ...
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Full windows partition shows up as device in Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows 8 on my HP Envy 15. When I go to my File Manager, it shows all the other partitions as removable devices that can be unmounted in the 'Devices' ...
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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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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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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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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 ...