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RBKK
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Cannot write to USB Memory Stick

Postby RBKK » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:45 pm

Since last updating my Mint OS I'm unable to write to a USB memory stick.

Have tried three different flash drives, reformatting (vfat), and chmod and chown commands do not work - drives are always mounted as root.

Maybe related to hal?

Any suggestions would be welcome!

Cheers,

Rich.

Some info:
$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sdb1
UUID=84bf58ad-a83e-4c18-8e22-ecd3e4ee5bd0 / ext2 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sdb2
UUID=3fe703f9-6b22-49f1-86c7-74a3e638dfc1 /home ext2 relatime 0 0
# /dev/sdb4
UUID=19a7db42-dd68-4e35-b394-df69dee34321 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0


$ cat /etc/mtab
/dev/sdb1 / ext2 rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
/sys /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
varrun /var/run tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755 0 0
varlock /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
devshm /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/sdb2 /home ext2 rw,relatime 0 0
binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/rich/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,user=rich 0 0
/dev/sdc1 /media/disk-2 vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal 0 0
/dev/sdd1 /media/disk-3 vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal 0 0

RBKK
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Re: Cannot write to USB Memory Stick

Postby RBKK » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:11 pm

Seems to work ok after copying the following line to the bottom of /etc/fstab

/dev/sdc1 /media/sdc1 vfat,ext3,ext2,reiserfs noauto,users,exec 0 0


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