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Old 01-03-2005, 07:13 AM   #1
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how can I safely unplug an usb device?

coul you tell me how can I safely unplug an usb device?
I know that under windows there is a particular feature that you can run and after that you can safely unplud the usb device. Is there something similar under linux? (I'm using Fedora Core 3)
Thanks, Smau.
Old 01-03-2005, 07:20 AM   #2
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The safest way to use USB devices is to NOT use supermount (or similar), and rather mount it when it will be used, and unmount it after use. When unmounted, a USB device can safely be unplugged.

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I use SuSe 9.2 , how can I unmount my USB?
Old 03-10-2006, 05:37 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by serafimg
I use SuSe 9.2 , how can I unmount my USB?
I wrote two simple bash scripts to mount and unmount a usb flash drive. Here is my mount script (called

#Must be root to run this script
mount /mnt/usbstick
echo "mounted on /mnt/usbstick"
Here is the simple script I use to un-mount my flash drive (called

#unmounting a usb thumb drive, must be root
umount /mnt/usbstick
echo "unmounted."
To run those scripts just copy and paste the script and save it as a .sh file. Once you have it saved don't forget to make it executable (chmod +x). Then you can run the script with ./(name of script) assuming the script is in your present directory.

Here is my fstab entry for /mnt/usbstick:

/dev/sda1        /mnt/usbstick    vfat       user,noauto,umask=0 0 0
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How can I make it executable (chmod +x) ? What is the fstab entry?
I am newbie, please explain...
Old 03-14-2006, 07:30 AM   #6
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/etc/fstab lists the devices to be mounted at boot time, where to mount them, the file system to be used, and other various parameters.

/etc/mtab provides the output of what was ACTUALLY mounted at boot.


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