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Old 11-21-2014, 01:17 AM   #1
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Removing a USB drive


Gents, After many years of Windows experience, I am quite used to there being an icon in the tray where I shut down the USB before removing it. I see no such icon in my Zorin OS. Is it OK to just unplug after the file transfer has been completed?
 
Old 11-21-2014, 01:44 AM   #2
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Hi,

in general the filesystem should be unmounted before you remove the device (I think the term "eject" in this context is windows speak for unmount). This can be done via the commandline with the umount command, and probably using your file manager. The exact way to do this with a file manager depends on what file manager you are using.

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Old 11-21-2014, 01:47 AM   #3
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you should unmount pen drive first
umount /dev/sdb1 or else you might corrupt file system or might lost data
 
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:48 AM   #4
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What desktop environment are you using? (KDE? Gnome? ...) Most provide you with a device manager where you can either mount or unmount a device (including a USB stick) with a click of your mouse button). Just look for this symbol along the edge of your desktop.

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Old 11-21-2014, 02:53 AM   #5
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You mentioned the "tray", but is there an icon for the usb on the desktop? If so, when you right click it, does it give an option to unmount?

EDIT: I was writing this the same time as jdkaye (just an explanation why it looks like I posted after his great answer)

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Old 11-21-2014, 03:38 AM   #6
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Hi,

in general the filesystem should be unmounted before you remove the device (I think the term "eject" in this context is windows speak for unmount). This can be done via the commandline with the umount command, and probably using your file manager. The exact way to do this with a file manager depends on what file manager you are using.

Evo2.
In the file manager, if I right click on the thumb-drive, I get and "EJECT" option. Might that be unmounting it? (Obviously it doesn't eject).
 
Old 11-21-2014, 03:44 AM   #7
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Yes. Wait for the icon for the drive to disappear before pulling it out.
 
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Yes. Wait for the icon for the drive to disappear before pulling it out.
I have not yet been able to find the "icon for the drive" but when I "eject" it, the reference line in the file manager disappears, so expect that would be the same.
 
Old 11-21-2014, 05:16 AM   #9
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I have not yet been able to find the "icon for the drive" but when I "eject" it, the reference line in the file manager disappears, so expect that would be the same.
Yes, it is. Once the reference to your drive disappeared it means that the drive was unmounted and can be safely removed
 
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