unmount usb mounted device

James pickoo at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 21:09:59 BST 2006

On Monday 26 June 2006 18:09, kitts wrote:
> On Monday 26 June 2006 14:40 IST, John wrote:
> > On suse 10 there is never any need to unmount autodetected items like a
> > usb stick. Just pull it out and everything looks after it self. Same with
> > cd's and dvd's too. Much better than what preceded it. On suse a konq
> > window pops up on insertion.
> I dont think this is appropriate, especially for usb hot pluggable drives.
> The drive maybe in use when unplugged. There must be a process followed to
> unplug. Here on kubuntu 6.06 i have do <right click->safely remove> on the
> drive before physically unplugging.

Yeah, you have to do that otherwise there's a chance of corrupting your USB 
drive. You'll either unplug it when data is being written to it, or the data 
just won't be given chance to be written as the data sits in a memory buffer 
for a while first.

You even have to do this in Windows, it tells you off if you don't ;-)

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