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    how to dismount a mounted drive (using the command line)


    is there a command that can dismount a mounted drive???

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    Yes;
    Code:
    umount
    to unmount hda use
    Code:
    umount /dev/hda
    hope this helps;
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    To try to find commands that you don't know, you can use the 'apropos' command: this will search the manual pages for certain references to your keyword.
    Code:
    $ apropos mount
    returns, among other references, the following:
    Code:
    setup                (2)  - setup devices and file systems, mount root file system
    showmount            (8)  - show mount information for an NFS server
    sleep                (1)  - delay for a specified amount of time
    triangle             (1)  - random mountains using iterative subdivision of triangles
    umount               (8)  - unmount file systems
    umount [mount]       (2)  - mount and unmount filesystems
    usermount            (1)  - A graphical tool to mount, unmount and format filesystems
    And then running the man command gets full info:
    Code:
    $ man umount
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