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Re: "Safely remove" USB stick

On Saturday 04 April 2009 12:30:28 Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > You can also hover over "Computer" in the Kicker menu (or whatever it's
> > called now) and right-click on the "Removable Storage" icon. This works
> > even without Dolphin.
> This doesn't seem to work for me.
> If I go to f=>Applications->System=>Removable Media Utility [KwikDisk]
> (which seems the only application with the word "removable" in it)
> hovering over the 3-sphere icon does not seem to have any effect.
> Left clicking on the icon, and choosing "StartKdiskFree"
> opens a window with various devices, including the USB stick, on it.
> On clicking on the USB stick I am offered the option to "Unmount Device".
As far as I know, KwikDisk and StartKdiskFree are both KDE3 utilities.  While 
many KDE3 applications run well on KDE4, the utilities generally don't.  At 
least, that's my belief.

> The only way to Safely Remove the stick as far as I can see
> is to right-click on the name in the Dolphin window,
> which can be opened either from the Device Notifier icon
> or from the kicker menu (f=>Applications=>System=>File Manager).
> Your other suggestion, "eject /dev/sdb1", does indeed turn off the USB
> stick. Thank you.
> (The only way I could see to find that it is on /dev/sdb1
> was to say "mount".)
(or df :-) which is what I usually use. )

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