Unmounting removable devices

Ivan Sagalaev maniac at softwaremaniacs.org
Tue Nov 11 08:52:20 GMT 2008

Matthew East wrote:
> I think it's a good idea. Whether they use Windows or Ubuntu, new
> users (at least those I know) hardly ever get to know that they should
> unmount removable devices before unplugging them.

BTW, can we get rid of this concept at all? As far as I understand this 
situation exists only because of cached write that causes progress bars 
and other visual indications to end before the actual process ends. I 
believe that switching off write cache for removable drives will greatly 
reduce chances for the user to mess things up by unplugging a drive. Or 
am I wrong?

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