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USB drive will re-mount just after being ejected

asked 2013-11-06 18:19:13 -0500

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updated 2014-04-11 16:02:07 -0500

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Hello, since a while the un-mounting process has become dull: when finished using a USB disk drive, I press Eject on the Gnome Shell Removable Devices icon, and after one second the disk is re-mounted again, automatically.

This is very annoying. Do you have any idea about how to fix?

EDIT: Note that when unmounting from Nautilus I do not get this issue and the drive remains un-mounted.

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Yes, I'd also like to know. I have a USB portable drive that does the same thing. After several unmount attempts, it finally unmounts and then powers itself off. There are often warning messages in dmesg output during the failed attempts, though I make sure to run sync in order to avoid data loss. If I unmount via the command line, it will stay unmounted, but then it doesn't power off.

robatino gravatar imagerobatino ( 2013-11-06 18:24:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-12-28 15:02:18 -0500

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If you have dconf-editor installed, you could go to org > gnome > desktop > media-handling and make sure that the 'automount' option is unchecked.

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Not sure this 4 year old is still of importance though...

...if you don't have dconf-editor installed, you can simply run gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount to read the current value. If you want to change it, gsettings set ...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-12-28 15:31:41 -0500 )edit

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