USB memory stick hotswap problems

Karel J. Bosschaart karelj at
Sun Sep 26 12:47:51 PDT 2004

On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 01:16:38PM +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
> What is the expected behavour when umounting USB drives which have 
> already been unplugged? :)
> I'm sure I'm not the only one who often forgets to umount these thingies 
> when leaving the site I'm working at the moment, so it should probably 
> be something other than what I always encounter (BETA5):
> Any ideas how to solve or circumevent these problems? (Aside from "don't 
> do that").

I'm using mtools (and mtoolsfm as a graphical frontend) for accessing
my USB memory stick. This does not require mounting the device.
A disadvantage is that this only works for devices with a FAT filesystem.


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