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eject and unmount

Postby Dwood on Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:47 pm

I have an iriver mp3 player that works as a mass storage device, when plugged in, it appears both on the desktop and in the 'places' menu on the toolbar.

When I want to remove the usb drive, I go to the places menu, right click and select 'unmount'. This makes sense.

However if I right click on the icon on the desktop I have an option for 'eject'. This also makes sense but why the difference, is there any difference between 'eject' and 'unmount'?

Also, I need to do this in both locations for the drive to disappear.
If I only 'eject' or 'unmount' from one place the icon remains with an option to 'mount' it even when it has been physically removed from the computer.
Is this a bug?!
Thought I would post here for any answers, didn't want to be the first to post in the bugs thread !

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Re: eject and unmount

Postby Husse on Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:28 pm

This is in the grayzone between what you want and bugs
You only have to use one of the options, but it is imperative to use either before disconnecting
A CD/DVD disc is also a removable media and is treated similarly
If you reboot it will disappear after only one of these measures
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