Mounting USB flash disk synchronously

Erik Bågfors zindar at
Thu Mar 17 22:20:51 UTC 2005

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:05:35 +0100, Joaquin Cuenca Abela
<e98cuenc at> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 09:44:06 +0100, Krysztof Luks <kluks at> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > it there a way to make hotplug mount USB disks with sync option? Manual
> > for mount says that "the sync option today has effect only for ext2,
> > ext3 and ufs" does this mean that vfat disks can't be mounted
> > synchronously?
> There is an open bug about it:
> It makes usb keys unusable to normal users on warty, as there is also
> another bug in nautilus/fam that makes it impossible to unmount the
> usb key after you've visited a bit the contents of the key with
> nautilus.
> So, we're saying: "you should unmount your key or your data will be
> corrupted", and when they actually remember to unmount the key,
> nautilus says that it's not possible to unmount the key for some
> unknown reasons to mere mortals.

It's usually fam that holds your disk. Just run "sudo /etc/init.d/pam stop" 
Unmount the disk and rerun the command but with start instead of stop.


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