Ejecting portable HD problems

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gillmt
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Ejecting portable HD problems

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I have to use the disk utility to unmount and power off an external HD after running Timeshift or a backup. Does the size of the external disk make a difference in any way? I ask because I can eject a USB key but my portable drives are all larger than the HD on my laptop and on my desktop.
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Larry78723
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Re: Ejecting portable HD problems

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With your external drive connected, please post an inxi -Fxxxz report. This will give us a concise overview of your hardware and on how Mint sees it.

Here is how to generate the report and post it:
Open a terminal window (Ctrl-Alt-t). Make it fullscreen to avoid unneeded linebreaks or chopped lines. Execute the command

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 inxi -Fxxxz 
exactly as it has been typed here.

Mark the complete text output which the command will display with your mouse.
Press the keyboard shortcut <Shift><Ctrl>C to copy the marked text into the clipboard.
Enclose the results between the code markers by selecting </> from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply then paste <Ctrl>V them in your reply between the code markers.

The results will help us to help you.

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Re: Ejecting portable HD problems

Post by MartyMint »

As long as they aren't being written to, they should unmount in the same amount of time.
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