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    force unmount


    how do you force unmount in ubuntu?


    thanks.

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    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    I usually make sure I don't have any files open, cd out of the folder and use umount. What are you trying to unmount?

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    sdfasdf

    i'm installing a game, (2 disc), and when i go to eject the 1st, to put in the 2nd, it won't let me because the app is running w/ the first.

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    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    If you find the drive icon in the gui you should be able to right click and select unmount and the right click again and select eject I think.

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    lsdlskdjflk

    yes, i tried that, and it brings up a window, "an app is preventing the volume 'x', from being unmounted"

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    umount with the -l option.
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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    asdfasdf

    alright. how exactly would you write that?

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    Linux User Daan's Avatar
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    Code:
    umount -l /media/iso
    where /media/iso is the place where the cd is mounted. do "cat /etc/matab" is youŕe unsure where it's mounted.
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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