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ok, have a lexar 128 mb secure jumpdrive. I can read and write to it no prob under windows, and can read it under nix no prob. I cannot write to it under linux though. Tried editing my fstab, tried different mount options, all to no avail. Any help here would be greatly appreciated. TIA
Something is definitely amiss here, as root doesn't get permission denied for anything. How did you open a console as root? Directly, or did you open one as youself and then use the su command? If the latter, if you did not use 'su -' (ie, with a space and a dash after it) then you would not have had root's path permissions, and that could explain why you had permission denied.
From the output of 'ls -l /mnt/jump', it is owned by root and 'others' don't have write permission; that's why you're seeing this problem. If you open a console as root - either directly or with 'su -' - and use the chmod command I gave before, you should be OK.
well, Interestingly enough... i removed the entry from my fstab, restarted, chmod the /mnt and /mnt/jump directories and then tried again. And it worked! No idea how the problem came about since i have done and verified everything as suggested, but i can now mount as a user and have full write permissions. So, thanks to all for the help in investigation, someday hope to repay the favor...
and, on a side note, i was in a root console directly as root, and as root in gui, and still had my permissions denied.. go figure.