Cannot remove flash memory
dotancohen at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 21:31:29 UTC 2006
On 29/11/06, Toby Dickenson <toby at tarind.com> wrote:
> Which kde versions are you using? some recent hal/kde updates have caused
> problems for usb sticks:
I'm on KDE 3.5.5. Also, I've no problem mounting, only unmounting.
> First check if the device is still mounted, using the mount command:
> $ mount
> /dev/hda8 on / type reiserfs (rw)
> proc on /proc type proc (rw)
> <many lines deleted>
> /dev/sda1 on /media/STICK type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,noatime,
> You should be able to unmount it with the pumount command. If this fails, it
> will often give a better error message that kde. For example in this case I
> still had konqueror window open:
Thank you, I will keep this in mind.
> After unmounting there is still no guarantee that all the data has been
> written. Particularly if you have a slow memory stick. Try the
> command 'sync'. This will only return when all outstanding data has been
> If anything seems to be going wrong then check /var/log/syslog for kernel
> error messages.
Will do. Thanks.
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