"Safely" removing USB hard drive

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Mon Jun 9 01:15:41 PDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-06-09 at 02:36, Remington L. wrote:
> I have a USB keychain storage device. I can get it working fine but I cant
> figure out how to properly disconnect it. In windows I can detach the drive
> and the LED on the USB keychain goes off. Can this be accomplished in FBSD
> 5.1? Or is unmounting and simply removing it safe?

Simply unmounting it should be good enough.  "camcontrol stop" will
probably do what you want (*after* unmounting it).

brandon s allbery [openafs/solaris/japh/freebsd] allbery at kf8nh.apk.net
system administrator [linux/heimdal/too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering                              KF8NH
carnegie mellon university  [better check the oblivious first -ke6sls]

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