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#1 2012-06-23 04:18:16

fantab
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Safely Remove USB Drives: Gnome

I am using Arch-64bit-Gnome3, Shell and other gnome defaults.

While trying to remove my External Hard Disk I noticed that there is NO "Safely Remove" in right click menu. Since I also use and have used other distros with gnome I know that this is feature has always been there. However, in Arch its not there by default. I don't know if this is the 'Arch Way'.

I have 'Disk-Utility' intalled so I was wondering if there is any package that I need to install or any configuration to be set to get this 'Safely Remove' feature in my right click context menu. Without this and using only unmount the External Hard Disk is not completely disabled or deactivated to be safely unpluged.

Please guide me to a proper Solution.

Thanks...

Last edited by fantab (2012-06-23 04:20:47)


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#2 2012-06-23 06:02:48

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Re: Safely Remove USB Drives: Gnome

Doesn't Nautilus have an 'Eject' or 'Safely Remove' option when you right click the drive?

I know Thunar and Dolphin has one.


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#3 2012-06-23 06:55:06

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Re: Safely Remove USB Drives: Gnome

Its an upstream change due to udisk2.


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#4 2012-06-23 12:12:27

fantab
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Re: Safely Remove USB Drives: Gnome

DSpider wrote:

Doesn't Nautilus have an 'Eject' or 'Safely Remove' option when you right click the drive?

Nope. I have 'Remove' button in right click menu but it is greyed out. I get 'eject' button with 'Removable Devices' on the notification bar but it only unmounts the Disk or Drive and does not actually deactivate like it should.

hadrons123 wrote:

Its an upstream change due to udisk2.

Could you please elaborate?

Thanks for your time...


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#5 2012-06-23 12:25:00

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Re: Safely Remove USB Drives: Gnome

There are many threads regarding this. search the forums.
try this
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=137449

Last edited by hadrons123 (2012-06-23 12:26:14)


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