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Re: [SLE] unplugging USB hard disks
  • From: <adamvaz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 17:49:00 -0400
  • Message-id: <E1ESiJD-0002vF-TK@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hello from Adam in NYC w SUSE 10.

As long as you dont have active file access, like a browser looking a subdirectory of the usb drive or a xterm sitting doing the same, you just do sync: sync: sync: and unmount. If there is complaining, then you just boobooed.


-----Original Message-----

From: Jonathan Brooks <jonathan.brooks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subj: [SLE] unplugging USB hard disks
Date: Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:45 pm
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To: SLE <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>


We've got an external USB HDD attached to our SuSE 9.3 box, and is being
mounted by HAL (subfs). I have a couple of quick questions:

Is it correct that the filesystem listed by "mount" for the drive in
question is floppyfss? I.e. output from mount:
/dev/sda1 on /media/disk type subfs

Last thing, given that normal users cannot umount the disk, is it okay
to just unplug it - obviously they should wait until their files are
transferred :) Are there any other safeguards one should recommend?

Cheers, Jon.
Jonathan Brooks (Ph.D.)
Research Assistant. PaIN Group,
Department of Human Anatomy & Genetics,
University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QX
tel: +44(0)1865-282654
fax: +44(0)1865-282656

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