USB problem - again

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USB problem - again

Postby drling1 on Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:54 am

I am running Daryna.

When I plug in my USB drive I cannot past files or folders from my computer to my USB. The USB is format:

vfat.

WHEN I try to copy anything I get this message:

"You do not have permissions to write to this folder."

When I try to change the permissions by right clicking on the icon and going to properties I get this message:

"Couldn't change the permissions of "disk" because it is on a read-only disk"

This is the second USB that I have had problems with. I used to get similar problems with Ubuntu. Both USBs work fine on Windows. Any ideas.

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Re: USB problem - again

Postby 67GTA on Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:28 pm

Just to be sure, is it write protected? Some USB sticks have a switch that will lock it from being written to.
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Re: USB problem - again

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:38 pm

It should say
The permissions of "diskx" could not be determined
on the permissions tab
and the volume tab should look like this
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Re: USB problem - again

Postby 67GTA on Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:44 pm

He said USB "DRIVE", not "STICK". Just ignore my post. :oops: Are you able to mount it when it's plugged in?
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Re: USB problem - again

Postby MagnusB on Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:50 pm

How do you mount it? Automagically or using mount? If you are using mount, try using pmount instead.
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Re: USB problem - again

Postby drling1 on Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:11 am

Sorry for the delay but I am busy teaching a summer school at the moment.

With regard to mounting I just plug it in - if that is the right expression. Attached is a picture of what I see on my permissions compared with what someone else posted.

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Re: USB problem - again

Postby 67GTA on Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:33 am

Yours has a "ro" in the mount options. That means read only. You want a "rw", which means read/write. Check to see if it is listed in /etc/fstab. If you have booted the PC with the drive plugged in, then it will create an entry there. If so, check to see if it has the ro option instead of rw.
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Re: USB problem - again

Postby Husse on Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:10 am

@ drling1
Your disk also has the usefree option - it has nothing to do with your problem (I hope) It controls behavior when the disk is connected
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Re: USB problem - again

Postby drling1 on Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:27 am

So is it me? Am I doing something wrong that I have had trouble using USBs with both Ubuntu and Mint? Or is there something strange about the OS? I just find it strange that I have had problems with two different USB's using two different (though similar) Linux distros. Both USB both work fine with Windows.

Is it just me?

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Re: USB problem - again

Postby MagnusB on Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:30 am

It is because of FAT32, strangely enough, almost all NTFS disks mounts automatically, while FAT disks are more problematic.
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Re: USB problem - again

Postby 67GTA on Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:44 am

Did you check in /etc/fstab to see if an entry was there for your USB drive?
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