How I can safely remove a USB external drive?
Ubuntu 12.10 does not come with this option, only to unmount the disk, but not extract. I have tried both USB sticks and with my external hard drive.
Every week I will copy the backups to external USB hard disk connecting it to windows server 2008 R2. Most of the time I will face the below message while trying to unmount/eject the external hard disk. Acknowledging the prompt I check if any window of HD is open and close if any but it always prompts the same while trying to remove safely.
So as the title says, how do i safely remove my hard drive? When i plug it in i don't get anything on taskbar or desktop showing that it is plugged in. If i go to prefrences than disks i do see it there. The thing is that it don't give me the option of removing it or ejecting it. Could it be...
Quite often when I'm in a rush, I automatically pull out a USB stick or USB cable from an external hard drive from my desktop PC or laptop, without right-clicking on the safely remove icon in the system tray and unplugging via this route.
I've got my Ubuntu 13.04 install backed up to my external hard drive using deja-dup. I formatted the drive with lvm so I could use the rest of the drive for external storage while having the resize capeabilites of an lv. When I plug the drive in to backup, it mounts and runs properly. Backup's done, I hit the eject button to unmount the backup lv, everything still green.
My laptop hard disk got crashed. But until I replace I want to do my home works. So I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on 16GB Kingston DT101 G2 pen drive.
My question is, using my pen drive as my regular disk for 1 or 2 weeks is that OK ? Will I get any problems in my pen drive? After I replace my hard disk can I use that pen drive as normal ( just assume I will use my laptop at least 12 hours per day).
I have a laptop with Windows 8 installed and an external hard disk with Ubuntu 13.04 installed which I connect through USB. Previously I was able to boot from my external drive without any problem. But now when I boot, my external drive is not displayed in Boot Options menu. I have one ntfs partition on my external drive and windows detects it.