Re: Empty directory not getting deleted in external harddisk

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:12 PM, Linux Tyro <ubuntu.bkn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 1:36 AM, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum@xxxxxxxxx>

So it seems like your USB disk is /dev/sdb1. So in this case, Bruce
Pieterse suggested that you should run the following in a terminal:

fsck -y /dev/sdb1

It says me:

/dev/sdb1 is mounted.

WARNING!!!  The filesystem is mounted.   If you continue you ***WILL***
cause ***SEVERE*** filesystem damage.

Do you really want to continue (y/n)?

Should I go? I have many imp. files in the usb drive hard disk and they
would remain safe i guess...?

*No. Unmount the filesystem first.

df -h

to see the directory the fileystem is mounted.


umount /directoryPath

Ioannis Vranos

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