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I have encountered the same problem several times: after having mounted the CD-ROM or USB and finished using it, I cannot unmount it because "...it is busy..." etc. So, the ...
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- 09-23-2006 #11
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
I have encountered the same problem several times:
after having mounted the CD-ROM or USB and finished
using it, I cannot unmount it because "...it is busy..."
etc. So, the first thing to do is to ensure that you are
not browsing the directory where the device has been
mounted on, and also ensure that there are no processes
doing the same. The latter is a bit tricky, because you
might think there is no process, yet there might be.
You can check this using the lsof command. In particular,
the problem in my case (Debian 3.1 , Kernel 2.4.27, KDE 3.3),
was that there was a setting enabled in Konqueror
whereby it remembers the last (not sure how many) directories
you have browsed, *even after you have closed the window*.
This enhances performance but it also prevents you from
unmounting your device. To disable this setting open:
and in the Preload section choose
Maximum number of instances kept preloaded =0
Hopefully this will be useful.
- 01-01-2007 #12
Originally Posted by gavroche
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
I was using
lsof | grep /mnt/usb/ipod/whatever
- 06-10-2009 #13