I am copying 486 items, totalling 2.9 GB, from a folder on my desktop, to a microSD 16 GB card via a USB card reader. The tranfer completes fine. I then do a safely remove (have also tried eject and unmount), but never do all the files copy, even though the transfer completes without error.
When I plug the card back in and view the contents, the main directory structure is there, but the folders inside are empty (no files). Why?
I have tried different microSD cards.
Its like Ubuntu is copying the files into my RAM instead (I'm guessing), or some other cache, and even though I do a safe removal, the files I've copied are not all there. The majority of files in sub-folders are missing.
Running Ubuntu 11.04 updated.