Cannot remove flash memory

norman norman at
Thu Nov 30 10:46:05 UTC 2006

> > I'm not quite sure what the light means, but I ignore it, and haven't 
> > had any problems whatsoever yet. I'm using gnome as opposed to kde, but 
> > I doubt that makes any difference. So, I just make sure the device is 
> > not mounted and then pull it off.
> It means the same as the flashing light on the front of most PCs.  The
> drive is in use. If you remove it when the light is on you may lose or
> corrupt data.  The whole purpose of the light is to tell you that there
> the memory is being written to or read from.

I cannot believe that. It is now 15 minutes since I pressed eject and
the light is still flashing. Unless, of course, eject is not the same as


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