unmount: command not found



Just a short and simple note here to new Ubuntu users...
When I first started using Ubuntu, this error message that I received drove me crazy. I could not understand why it would not work for. I was running a command like: sudo unmount /dev/sda3. Then I realized that I had been totally stupid, and had miss read it. The command should have been: sudo umount /dev/sda3 umount, not unmount.

I know this is a pretty dumb post for the more experienced Ubuntu users out there, but I just remembered how much it annoyed when when I first started. If you are like me, and still type unmount, and remember it's not, you could always set up an alias for it. View this post to see how you would do this: http://jamsubuntu.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-to-create-your-own-aliases.html




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35 Respones to "unmount: command not found"

Anonymous said...

Thanks. You saved my day!


9 June 2009 02:57
Anonymous said...

That's it! I have to read it multiple times to get the typo difference... it's not stupid it's just crazy!


31 August 2009 19:31
Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!


10 September 2009 02:22
ummmcam said...

YES! What an unintuitive command, was driving me nuts.


15 December 2009 20:57
Anonymous said...

Thanks, I was about to start smashing things.


31 December 2009 17:37
Johnathon Wright said...

You're the man.


18 February 2010 20:30
Mr Mark Janos said...

Thanks so much for this sanity check... umount drove me crazy as well


27 July 2010 13:44
Pedro Sandoval said...

Thanks!


20 February 2011 08:06
Grant Vanstaden said...

Thank you. I had this exact problem.


19 March 2011 13:19
Tyoluloko said...

Thanks for this. You're the best!


11 May 2011 11:52
Ahax said...

lol I had this same problem thanks


30 September 2011 15:21
hyun said...

omg. me too~! thanks for you.^^


9 December 2011 08:43
Era said...

holy shit i'm such a dump...
thanks i first thought the program was moved to something else.


29 December 2011 19:59
Chris said...

:x 

thank you.


10 January 2012 23:14
JamesOfNY said...

LOL, you just saved me there, I was doing the exact same thing. This sort of thing is why I avoid the command line. 


17 February 2012 00:08
George said...

Thanks...just what I was looking for.


5 March 2012 17:46
user said...

Haha, well done


4 May 2012 19:47
Kbral03 said...

Same here.... pff xD I was totally stupid xD


5 June 2012 17:14
Foreverpipi said...

OMFG I was so stupid too, thanks dude for helping me fight my own stupidity


5 July 2012 22:36
monica said...

face palm...


25 September 2012 16:22
Bervick said...

Thanks. I misread it too.


22 October 2012 02:08
Duh said...

I did this too :D


5 November 2012 06:42
Attix said...

Lol had the same problem, thanks a lot!


4 December 2012 13:51
Ronak said...

:) thanks...


18 January 2013 20:28
jurmo said...

hahaha it can't be xD


17 April 2013 07:04
Silly man said...

You have no idea how long I've been trying to figure this out...


4 May 2013 06:46
Silly Guy said...

This is one of those mistakes you keep hitting yourself, asking "No, your kidding?!"


11 May 2013 05:37
Ryan said...

Thnxx ... , studpid mistake :(


3 June 2013 08:13
JAG said...

THANK YOU!! Thanks for taking the time to make a note to all of us who have been frustrated with this. I too had to reread your post to catch the subtle difference. Was omitting the "n" character all that beneficial/worth it? lol


3 July 2013 18:11
Frank said...

just made the same mistake :) thanks!


21 July 2013 13:18
Electrode said...

Was making the same mistake myself, thank you for clearing up the command. Helpful to new users


8 August 2013 19:43
Sjors said...

how stupid is Umount? what?? why not plain UNmount..?


24 October 2013 09:42
JCCBama said...

Thank you for spending the time to post this. I just spent 3 hours flailing about,.... because I also read "unmount" when the part of the script I was

using clearly said "umount" . Funny! Maybe it the command should be
"unmount"? Oh well "garbage in <----> garbage out".


13 November 2013 00:47
Ɓukasz Wieczorek said...

hah, wow. Same prob. thanks for post.


26 November 2013 16:10
Scott said...

trying to fix my Synology Crashed Volume. Support just sucked. finally found a the wiki to run a e2fsck. but being a windows guy, yea, I made this mistake. Thanks for posting to help the GUI folks out.


20 July 2014 01:25

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