Unable to remove mounted drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Stilface, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Stilface macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have 2 mounted drives that i am unable to remove. I have gone through the process of 'Disk Utility', erase drive, but for some reason they do not disappear. They are formatted as 'Mac os (journaled)'.
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    #2
    Mounting/Unmounting drives is not the same thing as erasing a drive.

    To unmount a drive, in Finder right click the drive and click eject. Alternatively in Finder, you can just click the little eject icon next to the drive to eject it. Once ejected it's safe to unplug.
     
  3. Stilface thread starter macrumors member

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    Let me clarify. I have already 'ejected' the drives as you suggested. However they remain in disk utility, from which i am unable to 'unmount' them. Then remain 'ejected' until i restart, after restart they show up in my 'Finder' window until i 'eject' them again.

    Screenshot: http://imageshack.us/f/830/screenshot20110925at224.png/
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    It looks like you have three partitions on your hard drive.

    1. Mac
    2. Install OS X
    3. Install OS X

    Go to the partition tab and delete 2 and 3.
     
  5. Stilface thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow i looked at this like 50 times, but apparently missed the scroll bar (!) which hid my 2 partitions, thanks apple, great scrollbar placement there!

    Thanks for your help QuarterSwede
     

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