This chapter covers how to use media such as hard drives, DVDs, CDs,
and flash drives in Fedora. When these media are mounted, they are
When you insert media into your computer, Fedora automatically
detects the volume. An icon is placed both on your desktop and in
the Places menu.
System hard disk is already mounted
The hard disk drive that Fedora is installed on is mounted
during system boot and cannot be removed or ejected the way
other media can. Access this drive through the
Computer icon on the desktop or through
Places > Computer.
When you are finished using your media, alert Fedora that you
would like to remove this volume. To do this, right-click on the
device's icon and then select Unmount Volume
or Eject, depending on what type of media you