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Since Ubuntu 12.04, ejecting a USB drive or partition has the same effect as "Safely Remove" (with Nautilus). You can verify this with some USB devices that have some kind of power indicator on them. The device will sync, unmount if not busy, and then power down, i.e., the power/status light will turn off. To remount or reuse a powered down USB device, ...


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Is it possible that shutting down and then unplugging my external hard drive could have broken a path? No. And if it did it would not kill the contents of the disk. I have noticed that Ubuntu shuts down almost instantly ... We do not probe for an update as Windows does. whereas Windows takes much longer and often pauses on closing 1 application ...


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I could solve this by removing writing right from the dummy mount point folder. This way, copying files fails if mounting was not successful.


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As per our conversation, reinstall Ubuntu using a boot CD or USB. When partitioning, choose "Something else". Choose to install root (/) on the same partition you had before. If you had any other folders such as /home on other partitions, make sure you select those as well. Ensure that the format checkbox is UNCHECKED. Ensure you create your user with ...


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From the Mount during login instead of boot section of the wiki link you posted, perhaps try adding this to /etc/fstab: //servername/sharename /media/windowsshare cifs noauto,credentials=/home/ubuntuusername/.smbpasswd 0 0 And this to your /etc/rc.local file: mount /media/windowsshare exit 0


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For some reasons, this device is removed suddenly by kernel or USB controller in non clean way, So it leaves those /dev nodes artifact. It's a USB2 device! As I see the spec data of SanDisk Cruzer Blade.: Capacity 128 GB 64 GB 32 GB 16 GB 8 GB 4 GB Generation USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 It should be a USB2 ...



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