Graphically Unmounting Disk Volumes In Fedora 13

Robert L Cochran cochranb at
Sat May 22 15:11:50 UTC 2010

One thing I constantly do is plug in something like a Passport hard 
drive or a flash drive or SD Card. In Fedora 12, Gnome will display 
popup windows for each of the partitions detected when you plug the unit 
in. You can right-click these and select the option for "Unmount Volume" 
from the context menu.

In Fedora 13, the "Unmount Volume" option has disappeared from the 
context menu. I see an option for "Safely Remove ...", and this will 
unmount all the partitions and then remove the entire volume, which I 
don't want in the case of a volume with multiple partitions.

To unmount partitions in Fedora 13, I have to use the command line. In 
my eyes, that is a step backwards.


Bob Cochran

More information about the test mailing list