System Update froze - UbuntuMATE 16-04

Bret Busby bret.busby at
Thu Jun 21 20:34:17 UTC 2018

On 22/06/2018, Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:
> hi,
> Am Freitag, den 22.06.2018, 01:37 +0800 schrieb Bret Busby:
>> Simply unplugging a mounted USB device, destroys it, from
>> experiential memory.
> if you use a modern journaling filesystem on it unplugging wont destroy
> more data than the broken hardware already does already, just unplug
> it, really, this drive is broken.
> the symptoms you describe simply show this, there isnt much you can
> actually do but unplug it. the system will eventually likely just eat
> itself anyway if you keep it plugged. rip it out, let the initramfs
> update finish (which should work then) and get a new usb drive.
> ciao
> 	oli

The disk is as it was formatted, when it was purchased.

I believe that it was/is NTFS formatted.

The box and a web site, say that it is compatible with Windows XP,
Vista, and Windows 7.

So, I assume that it is NTFS.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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