USB memory sticks get mounted as read only

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed Nov 28 23:30:29 UTC 2007

On 29/11/2007, Brian Astill <bastill at> wrote:
> 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.

That mimicks my machine's behaviour as well, under Feisty.

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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