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I am new to Linux, going back to school to get my Bachelors and I am taking I Linux Admin course and I just love Linux so far. I have been running Ubuntu 14.4 on a VM. but tonight I installed Ubuntu 14.4 on a older Acer netbook I had, using a bootable usb I created with the Ubuntu iso file, and then I realized I dont know how to properly eject the thumbdrive. So a little help would be great.
10 Inch Acer netbook
1.4 Ghz CPU
2.0 GB Ram
200 GB HD
I am running Ubuntu 14.04 but with the Gnome Classic desktop. One of the menu items from your top bar should be a "Computer" menu item. On my machine, a USB drive icon will show up here. If so, you should be able to right-click on the icon and either eject or unmount the device.
Failing that, you can use the file manager to look at /media where the drive might be mounted, perhaps in a subdirectory. Again, the right-click and eject option should be operable.
is that a tech page on the perils of unpluging before its done writting to the media? I do have a built in wait state (sometimes) I don't even use USB/SD Cards much so it is not something that is often done by me. but Hot Plug is to eliminate mount - umount commands - in most linux distros they auto mount the usb, so you have to do a umount in order to dd it or ( format ?) it -- I use Gparted to format and most of my hdd usb needs. when ever I come across them which is few and far between.