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How to safely unmount camera

Ubuntu has only recently been installed so I'm a real novice. I plugged in my camera to upload a photo then found the battery is flat so I need to safely unmount it.
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External hdd reconnects after safe removal

I have transcend 1Tb external hdd and im running ubuntu 16.04 LTE. My external hdd reconnects after I click safely remove. It does power off but comes back up immediately. How do i get it fixed?
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How can I permanently disable the mounting of USB storage devices?

I want to permanently disable the option to use USB storage devices. How can I achieve that?
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Some USB drives cannot be removed savely

I have two USB 3.0 flash drives, the first hast 16GB and can be removed savely. The other one has 32GB and the menu entry 'remove safely' is not visible. Is this a matter of file system or partition ...
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Can't unmount USB drive

If i try unmount usb drive i see this error. Error unmounting /dev/sdb1: Command-line `umount "/media/michal/MUZA"' exited with non-zero exit status 32 umount: /media/michal/MUZA: not mounted
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How to safely unmount a shared folder in VMware

my pc is Windows 8.1, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 64-bit, and I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a guest o.s. in my virtual machine (VMware Workstation 12 Player). I have created a Shared ...
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Accidentally mounted a partition on /usr

I mounted a partition on /usr accidentally. Hence, I have lost access to sudo command and can't unmount the partion. I am using AWS EC2 instance and don't have password for root user set. What are ...
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Hard Drives Mount When Booting Up Ubuntu 15.10

I have a problem where my two additional hard drive will mount up automatically. When I unmount them from my Files access I get this error: Error ejecting /dev/sdb: Command-line `eject "/dev/sdb"' ...
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How to resize the disk partition [duplicate]

Hello I have next to no disk space and I can't resize the partition because it can't be unmounted. It's mounted on '/' . The message says that maybe other partitions are mounted to that location
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Safely unmounting a Netgear Wireless USB adapter

I have a NetGear WNA3100M(v1) Wireless-N 300 adapter, and it sort of works. That is, the speed annoyingly often drops down to just a few Mbit/s. I find if I disconnect from my connection, unplug the ...
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how to partition the mounted drives in ubuntu 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 in single boot. My hard disk have 1tb capacity. While i'm trying to install windows in place of the ubuntu it shows no drivers are found error. So i'm decided to partotion ...
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Issue dismounting LVM on LUKS system when initial live-USB isn't present

I am having a rather peculiar problem with the Ubuntu half of my system. The TL;DR is that I have Ubuntu 14.04 using an LVM on LUKS setup. /boot lives on an unencrypted partition (/sda3) while swap ...
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I can't unmount a “ghost” pendrive

The other day I put a Kingston flash drive from a friend that I could not format. unfortunately for me the flash drive in the system remained as a ghost and i get this message every time I want to ...
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Unable to access drives [duplicate]

I'm a dual OS user win10 and Ubuntu 15.10. At the start it was all good but now when ever I tried to access to my drives a notice comes out. Please let me know. and I chose ubuntu to get relived from ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 cannot unmount file system on shutdown

My Asus Ux303 laptop cannot shutdown, because it hangs at unmounting the filesystem. It hangs at Unmounting local filesystem... Any ideas what could cause this or how to diagnose it?
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Exfat-fuse error while copying files

Installed exfat-fuse and exfat-utils from Ubuntu repositories. First, everything was ok, USB HDD 1 TB worked perfectly, automounted and write and read was ok. But then I tried to move my Movies folder ...
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Is it unmount /dev/sdb or /dev/sdb1

Do these have the same effect when the drive has only one big partition? udisks --unmount /dev/sdb udisks --unmount /dev/sdb1
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How to disable hardware - smartcard reader

How does one disable a Broadcom 5880 Contacted Smartcard that is configured on a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?
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Is it possible to write on whole device before mount? [closed]

When a USB storage (such as an SD card) is connected to my Ubuntu desktop, it is mounted automatically as /dev/sdc1. If it is ejected or safely removed, /dev/sdc1 goes out from /dev/ folder and /dev/...
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How to remove all block device files that no longer have corresponding physical devices attached?

I have a /dev/dm-# block device file and a link to it from /dev/mapper/somename even after detaching the physical device. Is it safe to just use rm on both? Is there a way to rescan physical devices ...
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Cannot unmount USB o write on USB as normal user

I have the following file of rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/ KERNEL!="sd[a-z]*", GOTO="media_by_label_auto_mount_end" # Import FS infos IMPORT{program}="/sbin/blkid -o udev -p %N" # Get a label if ...
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Can't unmount ext 4 in gparted

I wanted to add extra swap to my pc I followed lots of tutorials but i needed to make a unallocated partition and for that I needed to unmount ext4 I'm totally new in Ubuntu or linux Anybody a ...
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Alert the user when they unsafely unplug an USB thumb drive

Users repeatedly complain about lost data on USB thumb drives after they unplugged them without unmounting. We run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on our machines. Auto-mounting is enabled. As I am tired of ...
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Cant mount my hard drive in rescue mode

When I try to mount one of my hard drives, it can't locate the folder with the hard drive. This is the output for the command df: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% ...
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Automatically eject HDD on suspend and re-mount on resume? (14.04)

I have an external Seagate HDD (/dev/sdb) with 2 partitions connected to my media center (Acer 3820TG laptop running 14.04) and it keeps the computer from suspending. Since I want my media center to ...
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Cannot mount partition

I am unable to mount my two of the partitions (NTFS) currently. When I double click on it from the file manager, a pop up window says unable to access {disk lable}. Not authorized to perform ...
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Cannot remove safely usb external hard drive, it mounts again

I have an external usb hard drive, however when I try to safely remove it, the device turns off and then the device mounts itself again. I've tried to do sudo udisks --detach /dev/sdb However, the ...
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Why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before making a liveUSB?

I am not able to figure out why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before we can make a liveUSB. I have seen that when I use a dd command to make a liveUSB with a ...
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Installer mounted as /cdrom

I realize that this has been asked before but none of the solutions have worked for me. I have an external hard drive that I am using to install Ubuntu alongside windows. When it gets to a certain ...
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USB 3.0 hard drives don't spin down when “safely removed” from Nautilus

I have a few external drives, some using external power, other being USB powered. I plug my USB 3.0 drive in a USB 3.0 port. When I "eject" the drive (from Nautilus) it keeps on spinning. When I "...
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dd: Operation not supported (on unmounted, but not ejected drive)

I have looked through the other questions here on AU, and none of them seem to help me deal with this particular problem, so I am starting a new question. For some context, all I am trying to do is ...
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Can I create a new partition my hard drive after installing Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu on a new hard drive. I did not perform any partitions during installation. After the installation and upgrade, I tried to partition the drive in which ubuntu was ...
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Can automatically mounted camera be automatically unmounted by script in 14.04

The version of Ubuntu I have (14.04.1) automatically mounts my digital camera and generates a box inviting me to say what to do with it. Since I was dissatisfied with all the options presented, I ...
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Unmounting dev/sda1 and downloading Ubuntu.iso problem

I am installing windows7 over ubuntu and i created bootable Windows USB, when i click install windows it says: "Windows Setup Cannot find a location to store temporary installation files. To ...
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External HD keeps disconnecting, And wont auto mount

So i've read through other questions but cant find a solution.. I have an externel drive in /dev/sdg and it continually disconnects.. I edited /etc/fstab so that it would auto mount but every time ...
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Stop init process using /var partition so I can umount it?

I need to reduce the /var partition of a remote Ubuntu server so I can't use a live cd or anything similar. I tried unmounting it but this happened umount /var/ umount: /var: device is busy. (...
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Mac External drive ejects itself

I have been given an external drive that was formatted for mac to copy some files onto. When I have freshly booted, it auto mounts and I can see the files, but when I try to copy files on or off the ...
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Installing Ubuntu to external HD - Mount/Unmount?

Hello Everyone, I wish to install ubuntu to my External USB Hard Drive. When I choose the something else option, the installer detects both my internal drive (SDA) and my External ...
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Startup script to unmount and re-mount a USB device [duplicate]

I have a Microsoft wireless mouse and it has a scrolling issue in Ubuntu. The scrolling is too sensitive. I've read in other threads that the solution to this is unplugging the USB receiver of the ...
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How does mounting (or unmounting) a partition affect the performance of the system?

Just curious to know: how does mounting (or unmounting) a partition affect the performance of the system? I have a fairly large partition where have stored backups, software and old files that I don'...
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Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 don't ask “Do you want to empty the trash” when I unmount an usb stick

Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 don't ask "Do you want to empty the trash" when I unmount an usb stick. Is it normal or is it a bug ?
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What does unmounting partitions do?

Okay, so I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS once. It didn't have an option to "install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8" and the advanced partitioner had no option to make a new partition. I then disabled ...
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Mounting/Unmounting devices

I mount a device with this commands: sudo mkdir /media/(device uuid) sudo mount (device path) /media/(device uuid) Then when it comes to unmount it: sudo umount (device path) sudo rmdir /media/(...
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Ubuntu Unmounting drive takes forever

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and when I try to unmount a drive after copying data, the Writing Data to Device takes forever, maybe as long and the copy process? This is another thread about this: Unmounting ...
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How to prevent accidentally unmounting and destroying my Windows drive from Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 and I had a question about preventing the unmounting of my windows drive. When I go into the file browser (I think it's called nautilus. It's ...
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How to redefine nautilius unmount to turn off the unmounted hard drive as well?

I have just installed an hdd caddy for my second hard drive. I would like nautilus to turn it off when all of its partitions are turned off (to simplify it we can assume that there is only one ...
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Can't mount /. Ubuntu 13.10 problem with booting

I have (only) Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my laptop and i wanted to boot from cd instead of my hdd so used gparted - I 'unclicked' the option to boot from SDV1 automatically when starting and now i can'...
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Unable to eject/safely unmount USB drive

So I'm trying to safely remove this USB drive, because when I don't it does not work properly. When I go on Nautilus and try to eject it, I get this error message: Error ejecting: eject exited with ...
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How do I make raid with 2 disks on Ubuntu server?

I have two 500 GB disks that I have installed on my ubuntu 12 system, One is my main file system, and the other I partioned as a RAID disk in the ubuntu installation. I would like to remount the ...
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make non-ubuntu drives disappear

I am an absolute newbie with Ubuntu. Would be happy if somebody could help me here. I have a windows 8 pc with several internal hard drives. I managed to install Ubuntu 13.10 on one of those drives, ...