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Old 01-12-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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512mb Sandisk Cruzer

i am having a problem unplugging my usb flash drive... peronaly i think it needs reformated (but i can figure out how to do that) anyhow when i click "safely remove" it tells me..

umount: /media/usbdisk is not in the fstab (and you are not root)

that does that mean? and plese explain, i am a learning newbie on SUSE 10
Old 01-12-2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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You are being told that there is not a corresponding line for that device in your /etc/fstab (and as a result, the utility you are using to unmount the drive doesn't have the information it needs to do so). Your options are to either add a line to your /etc/fstab, unmount it "by hand" as root from a terminal, or fiddle around with the GUI-based utilities that come with SUSE (can't help you here). The manpages for fstab, mount, and umount should tell you everything you need know.
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For SuSE 10 unless you've made changes you don't have to unmount the USB drive. SuSE 10 uses synchronous writing to the disk.
Old 01-13-2006, 10:08 PM   #4
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Its not necessary to mount or unmount any USB device With SuSE 10.0. Some devices like mice may require configuration but SuSE leads you through that when it detects the device.
Old 01-14-2006, 07:13 AM   #5
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oh ok cool i didnt know that... thanks guys...

and btw i did get it able to unmount, i just left it plugged in and restart my PC and now it works PERFECT

Thanks Everyone


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