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Subject: Re: 'See Spot Run' - Spot can run!

Re: 'See Spot Run' - Spot can run!

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 10:11:10 +0100 (BST)

Sharon said:
> Well, in spite of my fears, I seem to have installed Rockbox
> properly. I could not figure out what "unmount" or "eject" the USB
> device meant. Couldn't find an explanation in XP's help files (I'm
> primarily a Mac person but I have a PC). I downloaded the two
> software programs recommended to accomplish this, but didn't
> understand how to use either one. So I did what may have been a
> "no-no" and just turned the computer and Archos off and disconnected
> the USB cable. My understanding was that firewire and USB devices can
> be disconnected while the devices are on (at least they can on the
> Mac), so I am not sure what "Make sure you 'eject' (unmount) the usb
> disk before you unplug it" means, or what the consequences are of NOT
> doing it.

The main problem with USB disk devices (like the Archos) is that when you
save a file to the disk, it may not necessarily be physically written
immediately. When you unplug the cable a couple of minutes later it could
still be writing to the disk, which can cause corruption of the

Right-click on the Jukebox icon in your tray (bottom right hand corner)
and choose the "safely remove device" option. There should then be a list
of devices for you to choose to unmount. Once this has completed, you can
unplug the device.

Mike Holden
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Received on 2003-08-15

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