USB Drive sometimes auto mounts as read-only
coffindvm at idabelok.net
Wed May 14 22:47:31 UTC 2008
On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 04:34:42PM -0400, Niels Andersen wrote:
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> | My USB Drive sometimes auto mounts as a read-only file system on Ubuntu 7.10
> i386 desktop.
> | This does not happen frequently, but when it does, it means I can't update
> any files on the drive.
> | How do I switch it to a read-write file system? Is there something I can do
> to keep it
> | from being mounted as read-only?
> | I have tried unmounting it and inserting it into another USB port, with the
> same results.
> | I am going to reboot my desktop to see if I can | resolve this issue. If
> that fails, I
> | intend to copy all the files off the USB drive, format it (as FAT32), and
> then restore the files.
> The reboot did not resolve the issue. Next, I will try copying the files from
> the USB drive,
> reformat it, and then put the files back on.
This probably wont help, but I had similiar problem with usb memory stick. I
had default in my fstab as an option. According to manpage default includes
nouser so user cant mount. I removed the default option and that solved the problem.
I realize you are talking auto mounting and my comments may not apply. The
distro that was involved was not ubuntu.
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