Help unmounting USB stick

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Wed Apr 5 18:45:53 UTC 2006

Peter Garrett wrote:
>>I'm having trouble mounting/unmounting my USB stick. This is what happened:
> When you connect the stick, run 
> tail -f /var/log/messages

I checked, nothing happens. No new messages. I put the stick in and 
nothing. I navigate to "Comuputer" and click on it and nothing (a window 
says "Opening <USB stick name>" and just stays there, and no new 
messages appear in /var/log/messages). I right-click > Mount and 
nothing. I navigate to /media/usbdisk and nothing (though the mouse 
button changes to the pointing finger, just as if it were loading a 
directory, but it never loads). In all cases, nothing happens in 


> It does seem odd that it isn't putting an icon on the desktop.

Is there a way to "force" a umount?

    /\/_/   A life? Sounds great!
    \/_/    Do you know where I could download one?

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