usb storage now only read only

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Wed Sep 20 12:19:56 UTC 2006

On 9/20/06, elvisd <ulist at> wrote:
> bump.
> I have the same issue, a file is copied to the pen but when unplugged
> everything disappears; tryed from nautilus and from terminal too.
> If I do a
> sudo umount /media/USBPEN01
> and then I unplug the pen then my files are present!
> Is this a bug?

Are you certain that you are "ejecting" the pen before removing it
from the computer? The option is available when you right click on the
disk. The issue is that Linux caches writes to attached flash drive.
The files will appear to be there, but aren't yet written to disk. You
need to eject, then wait a few seconds for the flashing lights to stop
(if you have them) and *then* pull the pen out.


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