Failed unmount

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu Sep 13 07:46:15 UTC 2012

On 13 September 2012 04:06, Zaki Akhmad <zakiakhmad at> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>> Does sudo umount work better?  Alternatively you should be able to
>> eject it in nautilus by right clicking and selecting Eject or Safely
>> Remove.
> Haven't tried yet with sudo.
> When I reject in nautilus, the status keeps telling "removing". I've
> waited for 2-3 minutes, and nothing changed. When I forced to
> unplugged, the files which I copied, is gone.

If you plug it in and then eject (in nautilus) as soon as it appears
does it eject ok?

If you copy a small file and eject does it eject ok?

What if you leave it for an hour when it will not eject?

One possibility to consider is that the device is faulty, which can
make it either fail to write or write very slowly.  It may be worth
trying a different one.


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