USB memory sticks get mounted as read only

Brian Astill bastill at
Wed Nov 28 22:55:39 UTC 2007

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:44:52 pm Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Some USB memory sticks get mounted as read only. Why? How to
> fix this: 1) So it won't happen again?
> 2) So that I can write to disks that get mounted this way?

On my AMD64 Gutsy the effect is intermittent.
I could not get my stick recognised at all.  Then  it  was  seen, 
but read-only and I  couldn't even copy from it.
Yesterday I  tried my USB hard drive with success and  later the 
stick was OK.  Still OK today.  Go figure.


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