KDE: 'safely remove' does not safely remove

Paul Smith phhs80 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 14:04:19 UTC 2006

On 11/6/06, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> > > The option of "safely remove" for removing pen drives is not working
> > > properly here. To safely remove my pen drive I have to use the command
> > > line through the command 'umount /dev/sda1'. Any ideas how to repair
> > > that?
> >
> > Do you wait for the pendrive icon vanishes from desktop or konqueror after
> > clicking "safely remove"? It may take some time to flush the pending data
> > write operations to the pendrive. It's safe to remove it only when the it's
> > icon disappear (i.e., when it's automatically unmounted).
> ----
> that was it...OP has stated that it wasn't being automatically mounted
> but rather a forced mount via entry in fstab

False: the problem was detected while automount option active. To
circumvent the problem, I then forced mount via entry in fstab.


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