Can't safely remove usb hard disk

Bug #626335 reported by Osman Çaylak on 2010-08-29
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KDE Base
kdelibs (Fedora)
Won't Fix

Bug Description

I'm using Kubuntu 10.04 LTS with KDE 4.5.0. When I right click and safely remove my usb disk from the dolphin it is unmounting succesfully. But the disk isn't stopping physical. If i unplug the usb cable an annoying sound is coming from the usb hard disk.

I've got a "SAMSUNG HM320II" usb harddisk. The "palimpsest" in "gnome-disk-utility" package is saying it is "SAMSUNG HM320II". Normally it's manufacturer is Iomega. I think the disk in the box is Samsung.

Palimpsest (Disk Utility) can remove the disk safely. There is a button named like this in palimpsest: "Safe removal. Power down the drive so it can be removed". When I push this button and unplug usb cable the sound is not coming from the hard disk.

Also if I shut down computer when usb hdd is plugged. This sound is coming when power down. So I think the problem isn't in KDE.

Best regards.

Osman Çaylak (osmancik) on 2010-09-11
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Osman Çaylak (osmancik)
Osman Çaylak (osmancik) wrote :

I'm waiting for a long time. Can anyone give me some information to what I must do? Am I need to more descriptive?

Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: Osman Çaylak (osmancik) → nobody
David Tenty (daltenty) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We need some more information from you before we can start working on this bug.

Please include the information requested at as separate attachments.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Ubuntu because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Jason (jason-willson) wrote :

This is happening to me as well, with all usb flash devices.

Jason (jason-willson) wrote :

here's the udev.log

Jason (jason-willson) wrote :

I'd like this to be re-opened. I'll provide all of the necessary information from my machine.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Expired → Incomplete
Jason (jason-willson) wrote :


Jason (jason-willson) wrote :


Jason (jason-willson) wrote :

jwillson@moogle:~$ ck-list-sessions
 unix-user = '1000'
 realname = 'Jason Willson'
 seat = 'Seat1'
 session-type = ''
 active = TRUE
 x11-display = ':0'
 x11-display-device = '/dev/tty7'
 display-device = ''
 remote-host-name = ''
 is-local = TRUE
 on-since = '2011-08-05T05:50:59.271255Z'
 login-session-id = '4294967295'

jwillson@moogle:~$ id haldaemon
uid=107(haldaemon) gid=114(haldaemon) grupos=114(haldaemon)

jwillson@moogle:~$ uname -a
Linux moogle 2.6.38-11-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 29 19:02:55 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Ubuntu because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2013-03-06
tags: added: quantal raring
Changed in kdelibs (Fedora):
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Won't Fix
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