[gutsy] mount,unmount, new mount will mark disk as readonly

Paul S paulatgm at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 19:00:30 UTC 2007

(``-_-´´) -- Fernando said the following on 08/12/2007 05:39 PM:
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> I've experienced with two diferent external USB disks that if I mount them, 
> then umount/eject/unplug (select any) and the try to mount/plug it again, it 
> will be marked as Read-Only even thought mount says they are RW.
> I've tried both the console commands (mount/remount/umount) and Nautilus 
> (mount/unmount/unplug)
> Both disk were formated on vfat (FAT32).

I have an ext3 formatted flash that I use.  The first time, it mounted 
ok, but I could not write to it.  Same problem as you.  I noticed that 
when I did 'ls -la /media' that it showed the directory was owned by 
root:root.  Even though the contents of  /media/disk/ was owned by me. 
So, I had to 'sudo chown -R paul: /media/disk' to be able to write to 
it.  Now, it always mounts as owner paul, and I can write to it.


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