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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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1answer
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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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Convert unmouted ext(boot device) dev/sda3 to ntfs

Is it possible to Convert unmouted ext(boot device) dev/sda3 to ntfs ? If so how to do ? I already tried using gparted with no luck.
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Cant unmount my Hard Drive!

So I really want to dual boot windows xp and Ubuntu. But when I enter the installer for xp it says not enough partition space or something... So I go to unmount it and this is what I get... ...
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0answers
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Var partition refuses to unmount

I have /var on a separate partition on two computers using the reiserfs filesystem. Everytime I reboot, or shutdown my computers /var refuses to unmount claiming the device is busy. I then have to go ...
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3answers
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How to unlock partition in Gparted? [duplicate]

Im new in using Ubuntu and I cant seem to make any partitions for a new dual boot OS and the swap file or for any other matter i would want to use the partition because the drive is locked. I have ...
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Making A Partition with Gparted - Unmount?

I need to create some space to that I can dual-boot with Windows. Looking at Gparted, it seems that to do that, I need to unmount my /dev/sda1 which contains my Ubuntu system. While searching online, ...
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“Failed to unmount partitions” during installation Ubuntu 11.10

I have multi-boot with Windows 7, Linux Mint, Kubuntu and then I was installing Ubuntu 11.10 too but during the installation it appears this message: failed to unmount partitions. ...