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Old 04-09-2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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Unix mount / umount question


I've two questions about using unix mount / umount commands under OS X 10.5 (Leopard):

(1) Why I'm getting "Resource busy" error during umounting freshly mounted drive drive?
$ mount -t hfs /dev/disk0s3 /Volume/test
$ umount /dev/disk0s3
umount: unmount(/Volumes/test): Resource busy

I guess it's the matter of some system process responsible for handling newly mounted drives, such locating drive's icon on desktop...

(2) How to remove the icon of drive mounted via mount command from desktop? I don't want the icon on desktop!

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Old 04-11-2008, 12:21 PM   #2
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You will probably get more response to this if you ask an admin to move the question to the Unix section.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:52 PM   #3
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I take it when you try to mount the drive it never shows up. Has that drive been formatted into a raid or anything like that? Be sure the filesystem is correct. Unfortunately I've been having this problem with certain seagate drive and have to been able to correct it.
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:52 PM   #4
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Try diskutil mountDisk and diskutil unmountDisk and see what happens
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