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Old 12-27-2005, 11:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy USB Flashdrive light does not turn off when unmounted


I have managed to mount my usb flashdrive and read it's contents. But when I umount the drive, the drive light does not turn off. I am sure the drive is umounted. Is this normal with RH 9 and is it safe to pull out the flashdrive while the drivelight is still on?

Further, if I mount the drive as root, I cannot umount the drive. I get an error message "Cannot umount because device is busy". My present working dir is not the /mnt directory and I am not accessing the drive contents when trying to umount from root.

Please advice !!!!
 
Old 12-27-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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Instead of using "umount /mnt/usb-flash", use "eject /mnt/usb-flash".
 
Old 12-28-2005, 12:17 AM   #3
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Thanks shuuhen, I'll check if eject works. But after mounting the device an icon appears on X window's desktop and I unmount the device by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Unmount Volume" from the context menu. I suppose Linux would eject/umount the device as appropriate.
Is there any way to automate this process, like the "Unplug or eject hardware" feature of Windows?
 
Old 12-28-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
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Well shuuhen "eject /mnt/usb-flash" does NOT work. The drive get unmounted nodoubt, but the drivelight is still ON. I suppose the drive light should turn off if I need to unplug the flashdrive. Now I need to shut down Linux and turn off my computer to unplug the flashdrive.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 12:42 AM   #5
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maybe the light comes on when the drive has power? I know the light on mine flashes when the kernel detects it.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 01:08 AM   #6
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If the light is still on after "eject /mnt/usb-flash", then it's going to stay on as long as it's getting power. You should be able to just pull the device after ejecting it without needing to worry about it.
 
  


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