Definitions

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  • v. Reverse operation of mount. Instructs the operating system that the file system should be disassociated from its mount point, making it no longer accessible.

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Examples

  • Though Android is clearly one of Alex's core strengths, it may also prove to be a weakness because its techie quirks may flummox average consumers (for example, the need to "unmount" a memory card before removing it, or to go into the notifications field and mount the e-reader as a USB device when connected to your PC).

    Macworld

  • PS is "umount / here" a typo for "unmount"? umount command, you can also see what's still mounted by typing; mount

    PCLinuxOS-Forums

  • If its the wrong one, unmount (via right-click menu) it and try again.

    Recover The GRUB Menu On A Dual-Boot System | Lifehacker Australia

  • Never remove a usb-stick before it's done, always use the remove/unmount command.

    very very late weekly, but with good reason

  • I was lazy about copying them off my camera, and I was lazy about plugging it into my work mac for the first time (to recharge the battery) and it didn't properly unmount, so yesterday when I tried to take photos and the camera said "0 photos" I was more than sufficiently chagrined.

    Sunday Almosts

  • If it's only for/boot I guess you could even live with one hdd, if you unmount or remount/boot readonly.

    I wish...

  • To unmount the image, head into My Computer and eject the drive, or right-click on the actual image file and unmount it from there.

    WinCDEmu Integrates Image Mounting Into Windows Explorer | Lifehacker Australia

  • Underneath that we'd expect to find a device:filesystem whose mount and unmount operations do nothing, and which just wraps the underlying OS filesystem.

    Snell-Pym » HYDROGEN: Device drivers

  • If its the wrong one, unmount via right-click menu it and try again.

    Recover The GRUB Menu On A Dual-Boot System | Lifehacker Australia

  • I have found that accessing the phone's memory card in Linux I have to make sure that I unmount the card as root or else the whole computer locks up-no keyboard, nothing.

    Nokia 6233 Mobile Phone

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