How to eject USB drive in open suse.

Hi Friends

I am unable to safely remove USB drives(like ipod, flash drive or sub hard disk). In windows that facility is available. How to do that in Linux(Gnome) :expressionless:

Hi
If you right click on the device icon, then select the ‘unmount’ option
in the menu.


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I open “My Computer” (on the desktop), select the device & right click it > “safely eject”.

If you have more than one partition, I click on the boot partition & have never had any problem with the other partitions when I remove the device.

For those devices that have an on/off switch, I simply turn them off & wait a minute – then pull the plug.

Hi Firends

I can unmount the device. But that doesn’t mean that device is safely ejected as we can do it in windows.
:frowning:
I have conected USB hard drive but I can unmount each of partion , but not able to safely eject the device. Same problem for ipod and flash rom also.

Please suggest.

Hi !

I am using KDE, but if I start Dolphin and right-click the USB device I get the “safely eject” (or so) option.

It will probably also work in Gnome’s file manager (hope so anyway).

No, That is not the case for Gnome. I didn’t able to find that option…for that thing only I am asking for help.

I can’t able to install KDE also as it is not finding the graphics driver…strangely for gnome it works.

So I am using the GNOME. :expressionless:

itsjoy2u wrote:
> OttoMann;1866922 Wrote:
>> Hi !
>>
>> I am using KDE, but if I start Dolphin and right-click the USB device I
>> get the “safely eject” (or so) option.
>>
>> It will probably also work in Gnome’s file manager (hope so anyway).
>
>
> No, That is not the case for Gnome. I didn’t able to find that
> option…for that thing only I am asking for help.
>
> I can’t able to install KDE also as it is not finding the graphics
> driver…strangely for gnome it works.
>
> So I am using the GNOME. :expressionless:
>
>
In Gnome I’ve always been able to right click the device that shows up
on the desktop and choose unmount. Pretty much like Malcolm suggested.

Hi!

I am new to Linux and before settling for openSUSE I tested Fedora 9 with GNOME where right-clicking on an USB device icon made it possible to safley remove it.

Maybe it is an 64-bit issue?

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How does “unmount volume” not safely unmount the volume? If you really
want to do it manually you can run ‘sync’ but otherwise unmount volume
tries to unmount the volume, which shouldn’t work unless the data are
flushed properly to the drive. I do this all the time with USB drives
on my 64-bit version of SLED (10 SP2) and have never had any problems.

Good luck.

itsjoy2u wrote:
> OttoMann;1866922 Wrote:
>> Hi !
>>
>> I am using KDE, but if I start Dolphin and right-click the USB device I
>> get the “safely eject” (or so) option.
>>
>> It will probably also work in Gnome’s file manager (hope so anyway).
>
>
> No, That is not the case for Gnome. I didn’t able to find that
> option…for that thing only I am asking for help.
>
> I can’t able to install KDE also as it is not finding the graphics
> driver…strangely for gnome it works.
>
> So I am using the GNOME. :expressionless:
>
>
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ab@novell.com wrote:

> How does “unmount volume” not safely unmount the volume? If you really
> want to do it manually you can run ‘sync’ but otherwise unmount volume
> tries to unmount the volume, which shouldn’t work unless the data are
> flushed properly to the drive. I do this all the time with USB drives
> on my 64-bit version of SLED (10 SP2) and have never had any problems.

I think he means that it’s not because you unmount a Linux ‘device’ (here a
partition, really) that the entire hardware device is ready to be
disconnected.
If it has other mounted partitions, those would have to be unmounted too.

The Safely Remove option in KDE probably unmounts every partition of that
device, so that’s the one to use. But I don’t know if an equivalent exists
in Gnome.

If the hardware device only has 1 partition, then to all intents and
purposes an unmount of the single partition is of course equivalent of a
‘Safely Remove’ principle.

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I guess I’d never considered having multiple partitions on an external
drive… just never use them that way. I guess unmount each partition
that is mounted on your box then first.

Good luck.

Rikishi42 wrote:
> ab@novell.com wrote:
>
>> How does “unmount volume” not safely unmount the volume? If you really
>> want to do it manually you can run ‘sync’ but otherwise unmount volume
>> tries to unmount the volume, which shouldn’t work unless the data are
>> flushed properly to the drive. I do this all the time with USB drives
>> on my 64-bit version of SLED (10 SP2) and have never had any problems.
>
> I think he means that it’s not because you unmount a Linux ‘device’ (here a
> partition, really) that the entire hardware device is ready to be
> disconnected.
> If it has other mounted partitions, those would have to be unmounted too.
>
>
> The Safely Remove option in KDE probably unmounts every partition of that
> device, so that’s the one to use. But I don’t know if an equivalent exists
> in Gnome.
>
>
> If the hardware device only has 1 partition, then to all intents and
> purposes an unmount of the single partition is of course equivalent of a
> ‘Safely Remove’ principle.
>
>
>
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