usb storage now only read only

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Wed Sep 20 12:25:21 UTC 2006

On 9/20/06, Eamonn Sullivan <eamonn.sullivan at> wrote:
> On 9/20/06, elvisd <ulist at> wrote:
> >
> > bump.
> >
> > I have the same issue, a file is copied to the pen but when unplugged
> > everything disappears; tryed from nautilus and from terminal too.
> >
> > If I do a
> > sudo umount /media/USBPEN01
> > and then I unplug the pen then my files are present!
> >
> > Is this a bug?
> Are you certain that you are "ejecting" the pen before removing it
> from the computer? The option is available when you right click on the
> disk. The issue is that Linux caches writes to attached flash drive.
> The files will appear to be there, but aren't yet written to disk. You
> need to eject, then wait a few seconds for the flashing lights to stop
> (if you have them) and *then* pull the pen out.
> -Eamonn

Apologies for replying to myself here. Hit the send button too fast.

I meant *fully* unmounting or ejecting... I.e., I think you need to
wait a second or two for the files to be written to disk. The umount
should work, but perhaps you need to give it a litle more time.



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