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Post#1 by Ed_P » 07 Jun 2014, 02:38

Unmounting/removing a USB flash drive should not require root privileges to perform. IMO Don't need admin rights to do it in Windows.
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Re: umount

Post#2 by donald » 07 Jun 2014, 11:23

That's exact the Reason why I prefer Linux

Because it doesn't behave like Windows!! :wink:

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Re: umount

Post#3 by Ed_P » 13 Jun 2014, 17:47

I prefer consistency. Signed in as guest, using spaceFM I can dismount a USB drive no problem. Try doing the same thing as guest in a script or terminal and it fails because it requires root privileges.

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uest@porteus:~$ umount /mnt/sdb1
umount: only root can unmount /dev/sdb1 from /mnt/sdb1
guest@porteus:~$ 
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