Odd problem with terminal

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 05:40:58 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-09-04 at 13:39 -0700, Chris MacDonald wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Karl Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >     I tried umount and it does "safely remove the USB memory stick",
> > but fails to remove the stuff.
> Someone else might be able to better-explain the intricacies of
> nautilus or whatever mechanism automatically mounts filesystems on
> hot-pluggable devices for Ubuntu, but that mechanism creates that
> folder (/media/4083-B092). If you "Safely Remove" the device through
> Gnome that mechanism will unmount and remove the folder for you
> (provided of course that it's not in use).
> Because you're unmounting via the command line, the folder will get
> left behind (you're circumventing the work done by the mechanism I
> mentioned above). Provided your 'umount 4083-B092/' returned
> successfully you can safely remove the folder yourself (if umount
> returned with an error, removing the directory would give you the same
> error you initially posted).
> For future reference, simply entering 'mount' (without the folder
> name) will print out a list of any mounted filesystems. This was what
> I intended to convey, but I think you get the point as the error from
> your 'mount 4083-B092/' tells you the folder is being used as a mount
> point so it's all the same.

What happens if you su rm -rf a mounted drive? :) Ric

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