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Re: [opensuse] remove usb disk
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 08:25:34 -0500
  • Message-id: <1168521934.21128.10.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 13:45 +0100, Primm wrote:
> On Thursday 11 January 2007 13:03, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> > The Thursday 2007-01-11 at 12:44 +0100, Primm wrote:
> > > Under KDE in 10.2 I can 'safely remove' a disk by right clicking upon its
> > > icon. Is there a command line version to do the same? In any case what
> > > does it actually do? Can't I just pull the plug and walk away with it?
> >
> > If you mounted it using the command line, then umount it by command line.
> >
> > If mounted automatically using kde or gnome, tell kde or gnome to umount
> > it. It should be safe to unplug directly (unless you are using nosync
> > mode), if you wait for some indication that the disk has finished writing,
> > but I never trust it.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Cheers,
> > Carlos E. R.
>
> Hi Carlos y feliz año a ti y a todos.
>
> No. I don't mount it at the command line. It always appears under /media/disk
> when I plug it in so it seems that I have no choice as to where it is
> mounted. I tried under yast to mount it as a name rather than a device but
> that didn't work. It doesn't really matter as I always seems to work by just
> pulling the cable. I just wantead an equivalent of what KDE does in
> it' 'remove safely' option just to make sure.
>

Use sync at the command line before pulling the plug. This causes all
buffers to be written to all disks.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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