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Why is “sudo unmount” required for unmounting an sshfs-mount if it was mounted without sudo privilges?

I have an sshfs FUSE filesystem mounted in ~/mountpoint. I tried umount mountpoint and diskutil unmount mountpoint (on a Mac here) and both failed. I used sshfs -o IdentityFile=<key> ...
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How to really force unmount a filesystem (without manual investigation why is it busy)

How to unmount a filesystem in Linux without investigating why is it busy? I want to do it in one command. It should handle applications using that filesystem, submounts, containers (lxc-execute -n ...
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Lazy umount or Unmounting a busy disk in Linux

I have read that it is possible to 'umount' a disk that is otherwise busy by using the 'lazy' option. The manpage has this to say about it: umount - unmount file systems -l Lazy unmount. ...
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Why Linux /etc/fstab UUIDs are case sensitive?

I recently added a line for a USB memory stick to /etc/fstab, to be able to mount it automatically, using UUID to identify the device. Before I already have several external ext4 drives that have ...
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why can't I umount /home?

I'm trying to create a new partition on my Linux system, my intent is to take a small amount of my /home filesystem and change the type for experimentation. I'm using OpenSuse 12.1 in a virtual box. ...
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How to umount / ? It's busy

I'm trying to use zerofree, which seems to be the answer for this: How to reduce VM size? I have successfully umounted /dev/sda1, and zerofree worked fine, releasing ~37gb. But I can't seem to ...
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Unmount unnecessary drives

My disk position looks like this: # df -HP Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 256G 177G 67G 73% / /dev/sda1 510M 18M 467M 4% ...
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How do I umount device that has been mounted twice

I have a /dev/sdf mounted to /mnt/db and accidentally mounted it again to /mnt/db2 (I intended to mount /dev/sdh). Is there any way to umount /dev/sdf but only for the 2nd mount? The /mnt/db ...
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What exactly happens when you “mount” a drive?

What underlying things happen when you mount a drive. Even when a drive isnt mounted, it is visible to the computer (such as sudo fdisk -l / diskutil -list). When a drive is mounted, is all that is ...
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Unmount One hard-drive and re-mount it as another directory in Unix

I recently got my first Unix Dedicated Sever running CentOS I just ran df -h and found this: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 ...
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How to unmount a USB drive which is not mounted under /media directory

I am running Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy. I want to unmount a USB drive without sudo or root privileges. I've googled and found out that there are eject and pumount commands available. However, those ...
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Partition went read-only, how to mount it again?

Every now and then the partition of my Linux installation goes read-only. Since the computer is a laptop, I suppose it's due to some writing error caused by some harsh movement. Partition was mounted ...
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Explain why unmounting of DVD/CDROM media via command line says “its busy”

I'm communicating a bug on Bugzilla regarding DVD and HFS+ with Fedora 15 that requires me to mount many disks to my system. (I'm not CS, nor am I a newbie so there are bits here and there missing ...
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fuse + encfs, can mount but cannot unmount with fusermount

I created two directories in home, and mounted them with default configurations with encfs. That worked well enough, the file system is mounted and encrypted fine. The odd part now is that I cannot ...
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device or resource busy, despite that it is not mounted and nobody is using it

> sudo rmdir workspace/log rmdir: failed to remove `workspace/log': Device or resource busy >sudo umount workspace/log umount: workspace/log: not mounted >fuser workspace/log > >lsof ...
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Raspbmc/Wheezy auto-eject usb harddrive on shutdown

Trying to get raspbmc set up. I think this is more a question for Debian Wheezy than xbmc or raspberry pi though. Raspbmc has a nice sleep timer option on it. However, when I woke up this morning I ...
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How to umount file.tar.bz (that was mounted with archivemount) without needing sudo

As a regular user I mount my archive files with this: #!/bin/sh ARCHIVEF=$(zenity --file-selection --filename=/shared/); archivemount $ARCHIVEF /media/archivemount/ Unfortunately, sudo is required ...
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LXDE - what command is isued when “eject” icon is pressed to umount FS

Hello I have Fedora 16 with LXDE and I want to connect ipod shuffle 2nd gen 1GB. According to this page ipod shuffle led blinking codes when amber LED is blinking this means that device is accessing ...
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How to umount vdi mounted with vdfuse

in my Ubuntu 12.10 machine install virtualbox-fuse and mount a .vdi file but now i dont know how to umounted Command used to mount .vdi file $ vdfuse -f /home/rkmax/win.vdi /mnt $ mount ...
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How to free up block device that is mounted to an inaccessible place?

root@vi-notebook:~# cat /proc/mounts | grep raidy /dev/md0 /root/e/i/wpc2/boot/mnt/raidy reiserfs ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime 0 0 root@vi-notebook:~# umount -n /root/e/i/wpc2/boot/mnt/raidy ...
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Why do macs require to eject usb, but windows and linux dont?

Why do macs require a usb drive to be ejected, but windows and linux do not? Is a umount occuring on the mac?...if so why doesnt linux need a umount?...also if so, what is the windows equivalent of ...