• Issues mounting a partiton


    I’m trying to mount a partition that I believe is unmounted but I get this:

    $ sudo mount /dev/sdb /run/media/.../DOCS/  
    mount: /dev/sdb is already mounted or /run/media/.../DOCS busy  
    
    

    So I tryed:

      
    $ sudo umount /dev/sdb  
    umount: /dev/sdb: not mounted  
    
    

    I tried with umount -l and umount -f too…
    And even removing and re-creating /run/media/—/DOCS folder.
    How could be that?

  • I’m trying to mount a partition that I believe is unmounted but I get this:

    $ sudo mount /dev/sdb /run/media/.../DOCS/  
    mount: /dev/sdb is already mounted or /run/media/.../DOCS busy  
    
    

    So I tryed:

      
    $ sudo umount /dev/sdb  
    umount: /dev/sdb: not mounted  
    
    

    I tried with umount -l and umount -f too…
    And even removing and re-creating /run/media/—/DOCS folder.
    How could be that?

  • Hi,

    You should not manually mount things inside /run. Also you cannot mount an entire device. You must mount a partition (sdb1,2,3, etc). Try this instead:

    sudo mkdir /mnt/any-name  
    sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/any-name
    

    Cheers!

  • Hi, thank you for your answer.
    I cannot mount it under /mnt/ because I have some programs that use /run/media/… folders.
    About sdb I tried sdb1 too without success.

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