Disclaimer: I’ve had this problem for probably four months, ever since I started running Plex Media Server on my headless linux machine at home, whilst storing all my actual media on a nice external portable drive. Usually I just yank it, but then I watch the drive letters run themselves up obscenely high before I need to reboot.
So you’ve gone through the process of mounting your drive in Linux:
> sudo fdisk -l Device Boot = /dev/sdb1 (and a bunch of other technical information regarding drive size, id, and such) > > sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/TOSHIBA >
You run a bunch of stuff, get it all working, then find you need to take the drive to work the next day, so you try to unmount it.
> sudo umount /media/TOSHIBA umount: /media/TOSHIBA: device is busy. (In some cases useful info about processes that use the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1)) >