USB Administration Guide

How to Remove a Hot-Pluggable USB Mass Storage Device With vold Running

The following procedure uses a Zip drive as an example of removing a hot-pluggable USB device with vold running.

  1. Unmount the device.

    $ volrmmount -e zip0
  2. (Optional) Stop any active applications that are using the device.

  3. Eject the device.

    $ eject zip0
  4. Become superuser and stop vold.

    # /etc/init.d/volmgt stop
  5. Remove the USB mass storage device.

  6. Start vold.

    # /etc/init.d/volmgt start