USB cf reader problem unmounting

Richard Welty rwelty at
Thu Mar 4 15:23:32 UTC 2004

On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 10:06:05 -0500 "Polashek, Matthew" <Matthew.Polashek at> wrote:

> yep.  I can cd into it.

i think you missed my point.

if you have /mnt/flash/whatever currently set as a working
directory anywhere at all, you will be unable to unmount

likewise, if a program has anything in it open for reading or
writing, you will be unable to unmount it.

the -l flag that another poster mentioned simply allows umount
to go to completion, doing everything that it can. it will not
be an immediate, complete unmount if the device is busy.
you need to figure out why the device is busy. look at what
programs you're running, go to all your shell windows and

Richard Welty                                         rwelty at
Averill Park Networking                                         518-573-7592
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