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Re: [opensuse] remove usb disk
  • From: Pete Connolly <pete.connolly@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:20:41 +0000
  • Message-id: <200701142220.41595.pete.connolly@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 14 January 2007 22:17, Kai Ponte wrote:
> On Thursday 11 January 2007 10:48, Bryan S. Tyson wrote:
> > On Thursday 11 January 2007 8:45 am, Kai Ponte wrote:
> > > On Thursday 11 January 2007 03:44, 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?
> >
> > I think it does the same thing as when you manually issue the umount
> > command.
> >
> > > > Can't I just pull the plug and walk away with it?
> >
> > In most cases, yes. However, since the "remove safely" option is
> > available, I think it is best to use it.
>
> Where is this "remove safely" option? I am not sure what you are using.
> Is it part of the CLI?

Right click on a mounted USB disk and you should get a 'remove safely' option.
That's what I get on oss 10.2+updates.

> > > Well, I've been repeatedly told I'm wrong, but for the past year or so
> > > - on pretty much a daily basis - I've just been taking the thing out of
> > > the socket and letting SUSE take care of the rest.
> >
> > My opinion is that it only takes an extra second to click "remove
> > safely," so why not have the extra assurance that everything is written
> > and synced properly.
>
> Hmmm...must be missing something.
>

I can post a screenshot of my right click menu if you want?

Cheers

Pete
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