System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

ProcedureHow to Remove a USB Mass Storage Device

  1. Become superuser or a console user.

  2. Stop any active applications that are using the device.

  3. Unmount the device.

    $ rmumount NONAME

    Or, use the umount command as superuser. For example:

    # umount /media/NONAME

    For more information about unmounting a USB device, see How to Mount or Unmount a USB Mass Storage Device.

  4. Remove the device.