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    Unmounting External hard drive

    I've mounted a external hard drive on my new installation of Ubuntu 12.04 and I've corrupted something as I can start the machine with the external hard drive, I get some error about Grub error reading the drive. When I boot up without the drive it tells me that its missing media/External do I want to wait skip or manually change settings.

    Is there a way I can unmount the media drive, I tried using sudo unmount media/External but it says command not understood?


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    Re: Unmounting External hard drive

    You of course could edit fstab manually, but I just use "pysdm"

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    Re: Unmounting External hard drive

    Check the spelling of umount. It's umount, not unmount - second letter is 'm'. Why they chose to spell it that way is a mystery to me.

    I can only imagine complaining about missing media/External if it's listed in /etc/fstab as an automatically mounted drive. Oh, and it's probably best to put a slash in front of media/external:
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    umount /media/External

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    Re: Unmounting External hard drive

    My bad I misspelled it, the problem I have now is it doesn't see the mounting as I have to skip it on boot up and if I try connecting the external drive I get a Grub error. I think I have to edit something in Grub but have no idea...

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    Re: Unmounting External hard drive

    Please us the *exact* grub error. Or post a clear photo of it.
    The error message has meaning.

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