System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

ProcedureHow to Remove a USB Mass Storage Device Without vold Running

This is procedure is performed with removable media services disabled.

  1. Become superuser.

  2. For information on disabling removable media services, see How to Disable or Enable Removable Media Services.

  3. Verify that removable media services are not running.

    # svcs volfs
    STATE          STIME    FMRI
    disabled       Sep_29   svc:/system/filesystem/volfs:default
  4. Stop any active applications that are using the device.

  5. Unmount the device.

  6. Remove the device.