[kde-linux] Correct way to remove USB Drive from KDE-Linux system
Thierry de Coulon
tcoulon at decoulon.ch
Thu Aug 11 22:05:48 UTC 2005
On Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:50, Anne Wilson wrote:
> To some extent it depends which distro/version you are using. Mandriva,
> for instance, offers Supermount, which intelligently mounts and umounts
> for you. OTOH, in the latest club edition, which has a later version of
> hal than the d/l edition, you get a smart desktop icon that, with a
> right-click, will allow you to umount it. I'm sure that other distros
> also have built-in handling methods, and it's true that it takes time and
> experience to find out about some of them.
SuSE auto-mounts things in a /media directory - I have this on a laptop
because it's the only distro that would use my VGA port correctly.
As a matter of fact I'm allways a bit worried, because there is no way to
unmount (neither can I use df on those mounts, that's a pain). Probably I
could do that as root, at the command line, by using the unintelligible name
SuSE (9.2) gave it - I have been told 9.3 corrected that name problem.
So I would also be interrested to know if modern automounters really make it
sensible to just unplug the USB or Firewire drives.
On most machines I don't have the problem because I stick to Debian-based
distributions and don't auto-mount. But "user-friendly" distribution tend to
The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
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