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Just be sure to touch the chassis first, and don't move your feet around while installing or removing cards in your computer. If you've ever gotten zapped when touching something after walking across the floor, then understand that that zap can destroy computer chips.
You mean like removing a USB Flashdrive? Easy. Find the disk (in Konquerer or on the desktop or whatever) right click on the icon. Find an option called "Safely remove" or "Unmount". The icon may or may not disappear like it does in Windows, but either way it's safe to remove.
There is a command called "eject" which will do the same thing. If your distro doesn't configure udev to change the ownership of the device (owner or group owner) to give the user access, then you need to use sudo.
Is there any command (or option somewhere) in linux (SuSE) equivalent to "Safely Remove Hardware" in XP, so that I can remove my memory stick safely?
Haha! I'm not exactly sure how they got that you wanted to remove RAM memory while the computer was running. I understood what you meant right off. Funny!
I recommend that you man the mount and umount commands ("man umount").I use Fedora Core, which creates a /mnt directory, which is supposed to be used for mounting extra hardware.
My method of attack to mount the drive:
- Create a /mnt/usbflash directory
- At the CLI, type 'mount /dev/sda /mnt/usbflash'
Note: /dev/sda is the device my system uses for the flash drive. It may be different on yours.
- Access your USB data from the /mnt/usbflash directory.