SD Cards kind of wonky

Dave M G martin at
Sat Nov 1 16:51:40 UTC 2008

Ubuntu Users,

Maybe there's something I don't get about the new system for removable 
drives. Things have definitely changed, now that there are eject icons 
alongside the drives that get mounted and all.

The thing is, it seems like whenever I insert an SD card, it's always 
read only. I've double checked and rechecked to make sure the little 
"lock" switch on the card is set to be unlocked.

But, whenever I put in an SD card, I can't write or edit any files.

The weird thing is, though, that I left a 2 GB SD card in the slot of my 
USB reader over night, and this morning when I checked it, I was able to 
write and remove files.

Did it just need time?

Is there something I'm not getting about how SD cards are not mounted?

In Hardy, I just inserted the disk and it was ready to go. Is there 
something more to it now in Intrepid?

Enquiring minds want to know...

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Dave M G

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