Questions tagged [unmount]

Unmount refers to making the storage device like, external HDD, USB storage inaccessible to the OS. This tag can be used for questions related to mounting or unmounting of a device.

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How to Connect, download photos, and disconnect Nikon Coolpix A900 using USB

When plugged in, the camera is not listed in the 'Activities', so no 'Eject' icon shows either. How do I download pictures and safely remove the camera connection?
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I think I forgot to properly eject my external hard drive. Now it won't mount

I have a decade worth of pictures on it. I'm using the 2020 version of Unbuntu Linux. I found a few threads that address this issue from years ago. Are these methods still relevant for 2020? Also, ...
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Problems executing umount in shell script but not manually

I have been creating a shell script to restore our azure fileshares when needed. Previously we executed these tasks manually and we did not have problems with that but we decided to automate those. ...
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Source disk unmounts during rysnc to destination filesystem

My rsync command fails soon after initaition. Only the first few files transfer successfully. Task: copy my media files from 1 of 3 single drives to a new RAID6 filesystem for long term storage. ...
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Running Ubuntu from USB: Bootable USB automatically mounts as a cdrom. Cannot unmount because cdrom is “busy”

everyone! I am very new to Ubuntu and Linux...like...4 hours new....please assume I know absolutely nothing, as will be proven by the following questions. Thank you in advance! I am trying to run ...
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How to Unmount Shared folder

I have used sudo mount.cifs -o username=(windows username) //(windows sharefoder IP addres)/(Windows Share folder name) /Ubuntu Share folder path to access to Windows share folder. but I cant un-mount ...
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Can I power down an external drive automatically when it unmounts?

I know this question is answered a lot, but I couldn't find a answer that make this happen automatically. What I would like is when I unmount the last partition of the the external HDD (as it may have ...
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How to unmount CD drive

I am returning to Ubuntu after some time so I am a bit rusty. My machine is running 16.04 LTS and I want to upgrade to the current 18.04. I have downloaded this and want to transfer it to a CD-R so ...
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Mount / unmount storage device what happens to files

I have problems understanding the following. In /etc/fstab I've mounted an external storage volume with: //xyz.backup.com/backup /home/me/external_backup_volume cifs user=xyz,password=xyz,users 0 0 ...
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NFS Drives Unmount Seemingly Randomly

I have an ubuntu server for media streaming at home. Everything seems to work ok. I can read and write from my mac laptop and get pretty good speeds. The drives are 2 USB external boxes (4 x 4tb and 2 ...
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Unmounting a external hard drive which has Ubuntu installed on it

I have Ubuntu installed on an external HDD drive. The laptop has Windows installed before. I started the computer, pressed F9, loaded Ubuntu, did a bit of basic programming, and then clicked ...
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Can't eject USB drive without sudo?

I'm trying to eject a USB drive in the command line with eject /dev/sdg1 but I get the following error: eject: unable to open `/dev/sdg' The command unmounts the drive but does not eject it. However,...
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umount multiple mounts under same directory

My system has a USB, an sd card and an SSD connected. I mounted all the devices USB(/dev/sdb1), SSD(/dev/sda1) and sd card(/dev/mmcblk1p1) under /mnt. Is there any way to unmount all the devices ...
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What is the correct way to unmount an NTFS external drive under Ubuntu 18?

Yesterday, I had my external USB hard drive (NTFS) connected to a client's laptop running Ubuntu 18 because I wanted to get some data off of it. When I was done, I would normally type umount /media/...
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unable to mount any drive that working fine on windows [duplicate]

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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How to shrink home partition on a running OS (Ubuntu linux)? [duplicate]

I want to reduce the home size. So I need to unmount it. How can I do it using gparted? 2) what type of file system is better for accessing both windows and linux.
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How do I keep a volume mounted when I boot up in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

How do I keep a volume mounted when I boot into Ubuntu 18.04 It disappears on every boot. Thank you
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USB pendrive : the copy takes about 3 minutes but the unmount takes a very long time : 10 to 12 minutes

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10. I formatted an USB pen-drive to NTFS to prepare a Windows7 USB Installer. I set the bootable flag on this pen-drive and copied the files into it. EDIT 1: The USB pen-drive ...
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Started computer, home folder moved to a separate volume, all OS settings gone

Today I started up my computer to find the desktop back to its stock look and my home folder has somehow been plucked and put into a different volume. How can something like this happen? The ...
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Automatically USB mount in /media/usb/LABEL and remove mountpoint after unplug (w/o unmount)

I'm building a little homeserver for a friend and he wants this as simple as it can get - so without the use of command line / ssh. Everything works fine now. I installed Ubuntu Server 17.10, ...
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What's the proper way to disconnect hot-swap SATA hard drive?

I'm using a SATA hot-swap bay and I have in BIOS this particular port configured specifically for "Hot-Swap". This bay has convenient "POWER ON/OFF" button, so no interruptions during plugging-in/out ...
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External Drive Shows in Files But is Not Connected and Can't Be Removed

In the file browser I see what appears to be a 3.7GB external flash drive/hard-drive connected to my computer. There is no 3.7GB drive attached to this computer. There is the usual unmount icon next ...
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error mounting external hard disk

I had once connected the hard disk and it worked but the next time I tried it showed this error. it is working fine on my windows 8. i have 16.04 ubuntu. please help! Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /...
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Disks are mounted by themselves on Ubuntu Server 16.04

I have a luks encrypted disk that I want to unmount and sleep while it's not used. For that I use umount /mnt/4T, cryptdisks_stop 4t_crypt and finally hdparm -y /dev/disk/by-uuid/dfafea2b-7678-445e-...
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How to automatically power off usb devices after unmounting

How to create a setup such that if I unmount an USB disk then it automatically powers off too?
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Problems booting ubuntu after unmounting or formating HDD (data disk)?

After I deleted the partition on my internal HDD (only datadisk) and therefore unmounted the HDD I could not access Ubuntu 16.04 (Kernel 4.11) anymore with an error showing up Failed to start LSB: ...
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How do I properly run this systemd service on shutdown?

I am mounting my Google Drive on login using google-drive-ocamlfuse. The problem is that shutting down or rebooting now seems to have an added 2 minute pause. Now if when I unmount the Google Drive ...
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Auto unmount USB drive on logout, scary?

My machine has 2 users. Whichever user logs on first "owns" the backup drive attached by USB more or less permanently. This means that if user logs out/switch user, the second user cannot access the ...
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How do I mount an SD card as read/write?

I'm trying to create an installer SD card but I can't write the image to the file system because: dd: failed to open '/dev/mmcblk0p1': Read-only file system The command I'm running is: sudo dd if=...
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external hard drive constant unmount/remount

i have a similar problem to one described in this question, though i don't feel it was fully answered, and I'd like to give a bit more detail specific to my case. I had a western digital NAS ("my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps unmounting my harddrive

I am using transmission to download a file and about 5 minutes into the download transmission will say Error: Unable to save resume file: Read-only file system then if I click on any buttons in Ubuntu ...
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Unmounting encfs volumes from the nautilus side tab does not work

It is only an annoyance, but I would like to get rid of it: I can easily mount gvfs- end encfs-volumes from the nautilus side tab. I can unmount at least the gvfs-volumes easily by clicking the "eject"...
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What is mounting in Linux? [duplicate]

What does mounting really mean in Linux? And where/when can I use the mount command? I'm new to Linux so I would appreciate a detailed answer.
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i mounted my hardisk partision while instalation

while installing Ubuntu 16 i chained the partition settings in that i mounted an hard disk partition with password i want to unmount it please help me to solve this problem this blocked partition is ...
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How to give Ubuntu 16 more space [duplicate]

I know this question was answered a thousand times but I can't find a solution. So here's what I have: 128Gb SSD with Windows 10 installed 1Tb HDD with a partition of about 80Gb that I used to ...
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How to unmount MTP USB device from command line

I have both the Bus and Device numbers for a USB device I want to unmount. I tried resetting the USB device like so How do you reset a USB device from the command line? but it doesn't unmount it ...
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How can I mount an ejected USB drive without unplugging it?

I am on a Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS system. I use udisksctl command to mount and unmount my USB flash drive, but I sometimes eject it in nautilus. I can see the device in Disks utility even after ejecting.I ...
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Unmount hard disk to prevent any chance of partition issue [duplicate]

I'd like to full install ubuntu to a 128gb usb3 thumb drive. I'd like to prevent any chance of me jacking up the main hard drive in the latop during installation. Is there something I can do, like ...
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Can not safely remove external hard drive?

Notice I could not find the solution but after installing Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS the problem no longer exists! The Problem I have a 1TB Transcend external hdd (inner chip is WDC_WD10JPVX-22JC3T0_WD-...
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Unable to mount Windows 10 partition; it “is in an unsafe state” [duplicate]

I have both Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Windows 10 Pro installed and I use them both very often. Sometimes, when using Ubuntu, I can see and use Windows partitions also. But sometimes, I cannot. I dont know ...
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Unable to access “USBname”

I have a USB flash drive which used to contain Kali Linux and I tried to re-format it in Ubuntu, to use it for other purposes. Suddenly, an error screen popped up Unable to access “Kali Live”. I don'...
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Unable to mount usb error

I am trying to mount usb on 14.04 LTS(Usually wors fine),getting error Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/username/383255103254D48A: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=...
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unable to eject external USB drives 16.04

I can't safely eject my MP3 player. I am getting the error as follows. Error ejecting /dev/sdb: Command-line `eject "/dev/sdb"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: eject: unable to eject, last error: ...
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Problem with USB: “Read-only file system”

I am running Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (kernel: 4.4.0-38 generic), and I am unable to modify any content on my USB stick. What happens is that I receive an error message, telling me it's a "Read-only ...
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How can I prevent my external hard drive from automatically poweríng on right after I unmounted it? [duplicate]

I've got a USB3 external hard drive connected to my laptop running 14.04. Every time I want to disconnect it, using "safely remove", the hard drive turns off, but then immediately turns on again. I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...