[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.
> Anne

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 
use those.


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capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
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