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Old 05-06-2008, 02:15 AM   #1
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indicator flash disk didn't turn off


when i umount flash disk from terminal, it indicator didn't turning off. But when i click its icon, it said it had been mounted. But the fact, the indicator still turn on, so is it safe to remove my flash disk?
 
Old 05-06-2008, 02:38 AM   #2
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Well, if it blinked, it would be worse. If your computer claims that drive is synced and unmounted, it is probably safe to remove it. It is probably using light as in "on = powered, blink=read/write". Flash drive has no method of knowing if you will change your mind, remount it and write some more.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:42 AM   #3
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No, it is not blinking. Its indicator is still same like in on mode. So it is ok?
Thanks any way
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:52 AM   #4
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Is should be OK, but I would use the "eject" command instead. You should even see the icon disappear then.

The light staying on is normal behaviour.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 09:29 PM   #5
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No, the icon didn't dissapear from the desktop. I am afraid that my method was wrong. But when i clicked its icon, it was said like my flash disk not plugged in the usb port. Is it still ok?
 
Old 05-12-2008, 09:23 PM   #6
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Type in "mount" or "cat /etc/mtab" in the console and see if that device is listed. If it isn't it should be OK to remove it.
 
  


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