unmount
Linux Commands - Managing Drivers and Formats

unmount

This will unmount a drive. This command may be used to unmount a floppy, CDROM, or usb disk. It may also be used to unmount partitions as well.

 

Example:

umount /media/cdrom

 

This will unmount the CDROM.

 

Often new Linux distributions may call your CDROM a CDRECORDER or DVDRECORDER if they can burn CDs or DVDs.

 

If you needed to unmount a partition it would be the same process. For example if your partition was a backup partition called /bk you could unmount that partition with this command:

 

umount /bk