[kde-linux] Correct way to remove USB Drive from KDE-Linux system

Peter van der Male mobtek at netspace.net.au
Wed Aug 10 00:25:00 UTC 2005

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 04:52, Bogus Zaba wrote:
> Is there a "correct" / safe way to remove a USB drive from the system?
> Windows supplies a "remove device" icon in the system tray which you
> respectfully ask
> if it is OK to remove a device and it either give syou the OK or not. IN
> KDE / Linux I
> see no equivalent function, but simply pulling the device out of the USB
> port seems to
> result in varying degrees of success - eg sometimes it seems necessary
> to unmount / mount
> again before such a device can be read. Sometimes I just can't get it to
> read it again until
> a re-boot.
> Bogus
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I always unmount the drive from the commandline before removing and haven't 
had any problems, or devices:/ in konqi right-click on the device then click 
on unmount, you can also mount and safetly remove the device from that menu.

cheers Peter vdM

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