On CentOS (5.5 and others) I need to transfer quite big files to a FAT32 USB flash drive to get the data on a Windows 7 machine (each file is below 4GB, so I guess FAT32 shouldn't be an issue then).
When I click on "safely remove" and unplug the USB drive afterwards, files are often corrupted. The symbol for the drive is mostly still there but it showed, that it's "turned off" (same with using
umount in terminal).
Is it mandatory that the symbol for the USB drive disappears? Are there other possibilities that I can really safely remove the flash drive?
What I just observed: Doing the
rigtclick->safely remove more than one time, the symbol disappears. After unplugging and reconnecting to the USB port, the data is once again corrupted (I use
md5sum to check this, because sometimes even the count of Bits is the same)...