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telepibe

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Can't unmount pendrive [SOLVED]
« on: August 09, 2008, 02:11:54 pm »
I can't unmount my pendrive. I've tried every umount and vlh-umount command I could think of. Also, since I use Fluxbox, tried clicking the umount icon in the ~/desktop through pcmanfm and the icons went away but I'm still able to use the files in the pendrive.
I tried to change vl-hot for HAL but nothing happens when I click the respective icon in vasmcc.

I'm running VL 5.9 Light.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2008, 01:08:02 am by telepibe »
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bigpaws

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Re: Can't unmount pendrive
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008, 09:09:28 pm »
Find the card first in the file system. Probably under media.

Then as root you can umount -f <mount point>

That is a dirty way to do it, however that should work.

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Re: Can't unmount pendrive
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008, 01:07:35 am »
Then as root you can umount -f <mount point>

With the f option works. Thank you Bigpaws.
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Re: Can't unmount pendrive [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 04:15:29 pm »
If a process has an open file on the drive, you can't unmount it normally. You have to close the process first (or kill it). Now vlh-umount has options for this:

vlh-umount = normal unmount
vlh-umount -s = unmount with sighup
vlh-umount -k = unmount with sigkill

sighup signals the process to shut itself down, which is better than kill, but won't work if the process is hang up.

The vl-hot desktop icon on KDE has similar unmount options on the context menu, but this was not yet possible to do on XFCE.
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