Different bevahiour by USB falsh drives formatted in ext3/4 and Windows' formats

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Fri Oct 8 01:30:14 UTC 2010

On 08/10/2010 05:08, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> Basil Chupin wrote:

>> However, if the device has been formatted in FAT/ntfs then using the
>>>> above method results in an error message stating that the device cannot
>>>> be accessed (or some such - I'm working from memory). What you need to
>>>> do is to either go to Places>(device) which will start nautilus or to
>>>> nautilus itself and use the "up pointer" at the end of the device name
>>>> to Safely Remove the device.
>>> 	Sorry to burst your bubble, Basil, but all of my FAT32 USB drive, and
>>> the 2 partition FAT32/NTFS USB HDD all have the Safely Remove option;
>>> which works correctly. On Ubuntu 10.4...
>>> 	Maybe you standing on your head?
>> A follow-up to my earlier response, here is a screenshot of the error
>> message when one tries to Safely Remove an USB formatted in FAT:
>> http://picpaste.com/fat_usb-D5gjWQLK.png
> 	Hmmm, yep. You got problems. But unfortunately, I know not where you
> should start.

It's not a problem at all. Doing what I stated in my OP by going to 
Places or starting File Manager and safely removing the device from 
there works perfectly.


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