[TriLUG] Re: USB memory key, removal, IO errors
Matthew.Frye at rexhealth.com
Thu Mar 25 14:46:47 EST 2004
>Remember that accessing a USB key is just like accessing any other
>filesystem. It gets mounted and need proper handling before you can
>emove the device from the computer.
>Use unmount or eject to handle it.
Yes, I always unmount it. I've found (with a different device) that not
unmounting can cause a microcode crash. Specifically, USB connected MP3
players. Ouch, $100 down the drain.
>I found out that running 'eject /dev/sdXX' will clear the scsi system so
>that if you mount one USB storage device, remove it, then mount naother,
>you don't confuse the system. It works but each new device gets a
>different /dev/sdX assigned to it. It gets confusing if you swap them
>around a lot.
That's not such a big deal since I never automount it.
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