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Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

Mike Berry_2
Advisor

Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

Hi all

Mounted an HP-UX CDROM in the drive. Realised that there were no depots on the CD, looks like the CD was created for Microsoft platform (lots of .msi files). Now I can't unmount it. Tried fuser but no joy. Is this because it is the wrong type of filesystem???
Please help!

Thanks

Mike
10 REPLIES
Clemens van Everdingen
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

Hi,

Did you cd to a directory on the CD and still in this directory ?
Do cd / and then umount !

C.
The computer is a great invention, there are as many mistakes as ever, but they are nobody's fault !
Mike Berry_2
Advisor

Re: Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

Thanks anyway Clemens, but all commands executed from /

Mike

Clemens van Everdingen
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

Hi,

what where the steps you took ?
mount --> ll or something else.

Might be some process that keeps the cdrom busy.

C.
The computer is a great invention, there are as many mistakes as ever, but they are nobody's fault !
Clemens van Everdingen
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

Hi,

Also tell us the mount command you used to mount the CD !

C.
The computer is a great invention, there are as many mistakes as ever, but they are nobody's fault !
John Payne_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

If it is an external CDROM or DVDROM, have you tried powering off the unit, powering it on, and immediately after powerup, hit the eject button?

Hope it helps

John
Spoon!!!!
harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't unmount an HP-UX CD


Mike,

get a copy of "lsof" from http://hpux.cs.utah.edu/hppd/hpux/Sysadmin/lsof-4.64/ and use it to determine if anyone has it "opened".

What was the error messaged you received? Did it say the device was "busy"?? If so, then something has either "cd"'d into the cd or has a file open.

What does "bdf" show for the mounted cd?

What was the command you used to mount the cd ??

live free or die
harry
Live Free or Die
MANOJ SRIVASTAVA
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

Hi Mike


check wheter pfs_mountd and pfsd where running or not , do a ps -aef | grep pfs and if exisiting kill them but with the lowest PID first .


Manoj Srivastava
H.Merijn Brand (procura
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

# fuser -c /mount/point

will show you the process ID's of the processes that still have the CD open
Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Wodisch
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

Hi Mike,

I guess your "swagent" is still running - you used "swlist" onto that mount-point, didn't you?
Kill the "swagent" (not the "swagentd", though), and you should be fine...

FWIW,
Wodisch
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Can't unmount an HP-UX CD

fuser -cuk /cdrom

If that won't let you unmount, its time to boot the box.
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