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> Error unmounting, EOF in backquote substitution
urinalmint
post Mar 22 2012, 12:39 AM
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Hi All

I have an eeepc 901 running linux mint 10. It has recently started being unable to unmount drives.

if I try and unmount by ejecting the drive I get the error message:

/bin/umount: 1: Syntax error: EOF in backquote substitution

If it try 'umount -a' in a terminal I get the following

/bin/umount: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``'
/bin/umount: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file

Googling this turns up issues where there is a ' misplaced in a file somewhere, but nobody seems to have the same issue as this!

I've checked grub & fstab and they haven't been modified since first install, /bin/umount isn't readable in any editor I've tried. Incidentally mounting & unmounting ISO files works without issue....

Can anyone shed some light on how to resolve this?

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urinalmint
post Mar 22 2012, 06:14 PM
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Hi Michael

Ahh cheers, that explains why I cant read it in vim!

The same thing happens when I try to unmount something directly, 3262... is my SD card and Expansion Drive_ is a usb hdd, the other expansion is from where the same drive has been previously plugged in and I've been unable to unmount it. The only way I can clear it is via a reboot

callum@minty /media $ ls
3262-6331 Expansion Drive Expansion Drive_ My Passport
callum@minty /media $ umount /media/3262-6331
/bin/umount: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``'
/bin/umount: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file
callum@minty /media $ umount /media/Expansion\ Drive_
/bin/umount: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``'
/bin/umount: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file

Running umount as root just gives a slightly simplified error message

callum@minty /media $ sudo umount /media/Expansion\ Drive_
[sudo] password for callum:
/bin/umount: 1: Syntax error: EOF in backquote substitution


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