Mounting Stuff

I guess this is kinda a newbie question, and i briefly looked around, but didn't get a good answer so i thought i would ask.  I have ubuntu for 3 days, i love, about mounting drives.  I, like most new people are run windows XP on the side.  I love ubuntu over windows but i have had some small problems.I have a drive i wish to unmount... simply because i havent been able to so, and i want to get a feel for the command.  The drive is a windows drive i do have access to (browse, read/write) ... but it says i don't have permissions... i did a little diggin up and learned a little about chmod.  So...can CHMOD change the permission for me to unmount the device... if so how?I also read an article on manually mounting drives and i tried to do it with a flash drive, but it didn't work correct... it said my disk was already mounted (after i unmounted it from the desktop) or my folder was busy... I don't see why that would be.Lastly, my windows partition is currently mounted as sda1, can i change this so the pretty drive in the corner says something like "WindowsXP"thanks all.


the way to mount and unmount things with superuser privileges is through "mount" (which, guess what? mounts disks) and "umount" (which unmounts disks) unless you've edited your /etc/fstab file the disk is most likely mounted as /media/disk. you can check if yours differs by opening it in nautilus and seeing what address you are at (its up near the top, where most internet browsers have their address displayed). if it's different than /media/disk change the command accordingly. if you want to mount /media/disk you'd enter into the terminal: "sudo mount /media/disk"if you want to unmount /media/disk you'd enter into the terminal: "sudo umount /media/disk"if you've got a bunch of disks you want to mount (or i guess unmount, but i've never needed to) you could enter: "sudo mount -a" -or- "sudo umount -a"

mounting drives

download the small applet for mounting and unmount drives if you don't want to go to terminal commands every time. it will access all drives.