unmount, eject and safely remove options are misleading

Bug #529708 reported by marco.pallotta on 2010-02-28
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nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

in 10.04 (20100224 development branch) if you plug in a usb memory stick you can unplug it by selecting either "unmount" or "eject" or "safely remove" options in the nautilus right-click menu. But if you plug-in a usb external disk you only have "unmount" and "safely remove" options.
I think only the "safely remove" entry should be displayed to avoid confusion.
In fact the "umount" option is only useful if you want unmount the device and the mount it again whereas selecting "safely remove" force you to unplug and plug the device again to mount it (but I think it's an acceptable behaviour for a typical user).
Eject button is not useful in case of usb memory stick (I haven't found any difference between "eject" and "safely remove") but only with cd-rom drives.

Mitch Towner (kermiac) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 453072, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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