Posts Tagged ‘usb’

Sometimes the Windows system tray icon used to safely remove USB hardware disappears. It is not a good idea to simply unplug the USB device, especially a memory stick or hard drive, since this can lead to data loss or corruption. Also, the disk will not be unmounted cleanly and you may face issues when […]

Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 14:13 | 0 comments
Categories: Windows

Nautilus and Thunar sometimes refuse to mount NTFS disk (e.g. a USB hard drive) when it was previously not unmounted cleanly from Windows. It is still possible to mount it from terminal shell by using the following command: sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o force /dev/sdc1 /media/myntfsdisk Where /dev/sdc1 is the device you want to mount […]

Sunday, June 7th, 2009 at 15:56 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux

After upgrading from Xubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) to 9.04 (Jaunty), the automount feature stopped working for a particular USB memory stick. It wasn’t even listed when I ran commands like sudo fdisk -l and more /proc/partitions But interestingly, when I plugged in my camera via a USB cable, the memory card inside it was automounted, and […]

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 at 06:59 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux