cannot unmount volume with usb 2.0 flash drive

Asked by Georgann Willkommen on 2010-01-29

I am signed into a work computer as a guest user. Good news: When I plug in my 2.0 flash drive, my files show up immediately. Bad news: My problem occurs when I finish my work, I can not find "unmount volume" any file directory. I had to pull out my flash drive without unmounting it. Is that ok?

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #1

On the dekstop, use contextual menu on USK key icon.
It must display "Unmount" or "Eject" or "Removing device".

The key must be unmounted with same account as when mounted. Wehn the key was inserted, the right were given to the current account.
Else you have to go back to previous account or to shutdown the computer (removable device are already properly unmounted at shutdown).

paolode (paolo-debortoli) said : #2

a bit strange behaviour. I am using ubuntu 12.04 on hp pavilion laptop with cinnamon, nemo, nautilus (but he behaviour is showed in other cases). I have external usb hdd (ntfs formatted) and a crypted partition (luks format) on internal hd. when I unmount external hdds it doesn't show any message like 'it is now safe to remove drive' and sometimes says 'failed to unmount'. when I unmount the crypted partition it says always 'failed to unmount'. however hdds and crypted partition are always unmounted. it seems that the system fails to check and close applications and processes related to hdds and partition. I have another normal xfs backup partition on internal hd, which doesn't show such problems in unmounting.

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