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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems
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Accessing Removable Media (Task Map)

The following task map describes the tasks for accessing removable media.

Task

Description

For Instructions

1. (Optional) Add the removable media drive.

Add the removable media drive to your system, if necessary.

How to Add a New Removable Media Drive

2. (Optional) Decide whether you want to use removable media with or without volume management (vold).

Volume management (vold) runs by default. Decide whether you want to use removable media with or without volume management.

How to Disable or Enable Removable Media Services

3. Access removable media.

Access different kinds of removable media with or without volume management running.

How to Access Information on Removable Media

4. (Optional) Copy files or directories.

Copy files or directories from the media as you would from any other location in the file system.

How to Copy Information From Removable Media

5. Find out if the media is still in use.

Before ejecting the media, find out if it is still in use.

How to Determine If Removable Media Is Still in Use

6. Eject the media.

When you finish, eject the media from the drive.

How to Eject Removable Media

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