[ubuntu-uk] Dapper - Can't write to removable disks

Llywelyn Owen linux at spamtracker.co.uk
Mon Sep 4 10:04:51 BST 2006

On 04/09/06, Eamonn Sullivan <eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've not had this problem, but my initial question is whether you are
> probably unmounting the drive under linux. (Right click, choose
> unmount, I think.) The reason is that writes to USB-connected flash
> drives are buffered in Linux. The file will appear to copy, but
> actually was only written to a memory buffer and not written to the
> actual drive until some seconds/minute or two later. When you unmount
> the drive, that memory buffer is cleared and actually written to the
> disk. Make sense?

Yes it does, and it did (except that it's called eject in Ubuntu). Thanks
for your help to resolve this. Interestingly the time it takes to write to
the drive seems to be dependant on number of files rather than total size.

Oh, and the Windows thoughts are going away.


Llywelyn Owen
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