ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 53, Issue 163
--- On Sat, 1/17/09, Leonard Chatagnier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 13:27:36 -0800 (PST)
> From: Leonard Chatagnier <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: USB thumb drive pulled and icon left on desktop - how do
> I remove it??
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> --- On Sat, 1/17/09, Jay Ridgley <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: Jay Ridgley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: USB thumb drive pulled and icon left on desktop - how do I remove it??
>> To: email@example.com
>> Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009, 1:54 PM
>> Yes, I know, I did it wrong...
>> I did a backup to a thumb drive I had inserted in a USB
>> port. After the
>> backup task completed and without thinking clearly, I
>> simply pulled the
>> drive out; now the icon that indicates the 4.1 GB Media is
>> remains. I have tried to unmount the drive that doesn't
>> work and move it
>> to trash and that did not work either.
>> If I put the drive back in a new icon pops up and I can
>> unmount it and
>> that one goes away. The other one just hangs around...
>> Short of logging out and back in (I am not sure that will
>> work either,
>> since a user swap left it) or restarting my system how do I
>> go about
>> removing this critter?
> Not sure this will fix it but it's the right way to remove a
> thumb drive.
> Plug the drive back in and right click the icon selecting
> safely remove on the drop down. Do that on both icons if
> another appears on the desktop before removing the drive.
> Then remove the drive and if you are lucky both icons will
> be gone. If that doesn't work, with the drive plugged in
> try umount making sure to use the exact dev node name for
> the one you exited incorrectly. If neither works, you
> need better help from someone else. HTH.
> Leonard Chatagnier
>> Jay Ridgley
>> Registered Linux User ID - 9115
>> Registered Ubuntu User ID - 23320
Well, i tried what Leonard suggested above, that did not work. However, the following command did:
sudo umount -f <device name from less /etc/mtab> did
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