System Administration Guide
Chapter 2, Administering filesystems

Mounting and unmounting filesystems

Mounting and unmounting filesystems

In the Filesystem Manager, select the filesystem to mount from the list, then select Mount from the Mount menu. 

If the filesystem is not listed, you must add the mount configuration for the filesystem before you can mount it. See ``Adding and removing mount configuration''.

If an attempt to mount a filesystem fails, check the filesystem before mounting the filesystem again. See ``Checking and repairing filesystems''.

To unmount a filesystem, select the filesystem, then select Unmount from the Mount menu. At the confirmation prompt, click on Yes. 

If your current working directory is under the mount point for the filesystem that you are unmounting, the unmount action fails with the following error:

   unmount: filesystem busy:  Device busy

You must change to a directory that is not under the filesystem mount point and select Unmount from the Mount menu again.

To view the mount status of the filesystems in the list, select Mount Status from the View menu. 

NOTE: Remote administration (using the Open Host selection of the Host menu) requires user equivalence on the machine you plan to administer. The remote machine must recognize the account being used to administer users on the local machine. See ``Adding user equivalence'' in the Networking Guide for more information. As on the local machine, non-root accounts require the sysadmin authorization to run the Filesystem Manager. See ``Assigning subsystem authorizations'' for more information.

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