Re: proper way to eject pcmcia card
According to Cesar Rincon,
> Ipsissima verba tvn:
> > Do I need to run some commands to stop the pcmcia service prior to
> > ejecting the pc card ? or just press the eject button ?
> I usually do a ``cardctl eject'' before pulling the card out.
> Sometimes I forget about it, never had a problem. I guess it is
> important for PCMCIA storage devices, rather than just network cards.
For networking do an 'ifdown eth0' before cardctl eject.
For disks, unmount any partitions first.
I have a USB2.0 PCMCIA card, and it works find if powered on
with card in place, but I have not been able to eject it
without error or lockup. Perhaps that's too bleeding edge.
But the speed sure is nice (external drive is nearly as fast