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Dismount TrueCrypt volume via Finder

In OS X I can unmount a TrueCrypt drive from Finder as it gets listed under the Devices sidebar. Now when I press Eject it's no longer accessible, however it's still listed in the TrueCrypt ...
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Will a hard drive use less power if it is unmounted?

I recently did the Optibay mod on my 13" Macbook Pro, the stock magnetic drives now lives where the optical drive used to be. And an SSD has taken its place. It's all good, but power consumption ...
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How to open a netbook case after removing all screws?

My Sony VAIO netbook case is closed, all I could remove so far is a dozen of screws, some covers, the battery and the hard disk. Using a screwdriver I investigated the keyboard keys, the keyboard ...
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How do I unmount a charging device in Linux?

I have a mobile device attached via USB to a Linux box and wish to unmount it. I ran the command fdisk -l however it does not list a mount point. I then ran the command lsusb which yielded the ...
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What causes my USB harddrive to stop working after unmounting?

I have recently bought an external harddrive to use with my Linux notebook. The harddrive is spec'ed at USB 3.0 while the notebook only supports USB 2.0. The drive seems to work fine when I plug it ...
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rc.conf error causing read-only boot, FreeBSD

I recently edited my /etc/rc.conf and believe there to be a syntax error. When I try to boot I receive an error message in regards to the file and then it boots and mounts the file-system in read only ...
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How can I prevent a disk image from unmounting in OS X?

I would like to use a case-sensitive and encrypted disk-image for my development work. I need some folders inside it to be Dropbox-ed (using symlinks). However if I accidentally unmount the dmg, ...
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Freeware to dismount locked USB drive [closed]

I'm searching for free software to dismount locked USB drives. Sometimes when you want to dismount drive under Windows 7 it says that it is locked by some process. I need something that can do the ...
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SMB Share Will Not Unmount (OS X)

I use to have a Linux server that I had shares on, and I had them mounted on my OS X machine, but I no longer have this server and the shares are still there and they will not unmount (and even force ...
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unmount an external disk with no display - just keyboard?

My laptop screen isn't producing an image - damn floor hit my computer - though it seems to be working fine from the normal sounds (bootup, on board sound keys, purring... etc.) My Timemachine has ...
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Run a bash script just before a USB device is unmounted?

Is it possible on Linux (Ubuntu in my case) to configure the system to run a bash script just before a USB key is unmounted? I have a portable personal wiki on a pendrive, and every time I unmount it ...
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Should I unmount a USB drive before unplugging it?

When you unplug an USB drive without unmounting, your OS warns you about how dreadful could be such operation for your devices (I'm on OSX). I usually follow the advice, unmounting before unplugging, ...