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% /boot
tmpfs                  8.5G      0   8.5G   0% /dev/shm
//   2.0T   865G   1.2T  44% /mnt/windowsabc
//   2.0T   865G   1.2T  44% /windosabc1
//     2.0T   865G   1.2T  44% /mnt/windowsabc1

I would like to know how to unmount the "shared_by_shantanu" setting since that is obsolete now.

2 Answers 2


The command is umount.

umount /mnt/windowsabc
umount /windosabc1

Simply use the umount command followed by the path where each share is mounted:

umount /mnt/windowsabc
umount /windosabc1
umount /mnt/windowsabc1

Then remove the relevant entries from /etc/fstab to avoid them being mounted again at system boot.

  • 1
    Note that only the superuser can use umount in most cases (depending on fstab entries). You may need to use sudo or su.
    – CarlF
    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:25

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