Shutdown - lfs partition fails to unmount

Brian Shortridge bshortridge at
Thu Nov 21 23:38:33 PST 2002

Hi all

Last night I decided to go to bed after installing GCC in chapter 6 of LFS

I typed in 'exit' which took me out of the $LFS chroot. I then typed 'exit'
again which dropped me back to the login prompt.

Then I <Ctrl-Alt-F7> to get to the graphical login screen, and selected

While shutting down, when unmounting file systems, the /dev/hda7 (my lfs
partition) failed to unmount twice (said that it was in use), then my
computer powered down.

I haven't switched my computer on yet since then. What I want to know is:

Why did it think that the partition was in use and how do I stop that from
happening in future?
(should I have unmounted the proc filesystem before exiting?)

Will this damage my fledgeling lfs system in any way?

Thanks for any help


PS. Sorry for the long disclaimer, our IT 'professionals' thought that it
would be a good idea.


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