[sclug] e2fsck

ed ed at s5h.net
Sat May 26 21:09:39 UTC 2007

On Sat, 26 May 2007 16:22:40 +0100
Darren Davison <darren at davisononline.org> wrote:

> does anyone know why I might get the following output on a partition
> that is definitely not mounted..
> darren at hepburn ~ $ sudo e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sda1
> e2fsck 1.40-WIP (14-Nov-2006)
> e2fsck: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/sda1
> Filesystem mounted or opened exclusively by another program?
> .. how do I tell what (if anything really is) is using it?


lsof -f | grep /dev/sda


cat /proc/mounts | grep sda

if you see the mount point, repeat the lsof command with | grep

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