glitchathon wrote:This seems to have been introduced recently after some updates. I am using Mint 17 XFCE edition.
I have a Western Digital 1 TB USB drive. When I am ready to remove it, I go into Thunar and click the eject button. I have also tried right clicking and ejecting. Both ways work. But within two seconds it automatically remounts. This is less time than is possible for me to quickly unplug it.
I have tried disabling the automatic mounting options in the Volume Management settings. But the Settings don't seem to do anything. Even when I disable automatic mounting when a removable drive is inserted, it's still automatically amount.
At this point, I am willing to forgo any automatic mounting, and do everything manual, if I can only get it to properly unmount. But there does not seem to be any way for me using the common Settings to prevent any type of automounting.
Any ideas on what I can do? Thanks!
Have you tried using the program named dconf Editor? There is a setting in that program listed at
and you can check or uncheck for automount. It's description is:
If set to true, then Nautilus will automatically mount media such as user-visible hard disks and removable media on start-up and media insertion.
dconf-editor is available to install from the Software Manager using Mint.