Linux Commands - Managing Drivers and Formats


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.



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