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Old 05-20-2003, 12:40 PM   #1
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Angry Lexar USB Jump drive mounts read only


I've been using a little 64Mb jump drive and just loaded Mandrake 9.1 on an old laptop. When I put the usb drive in the slot I can mount it just fine but everything is READ ONLY! I tried mounting the drive with the -w option but that didn't do anything. Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-20-2003, 04:59 PM   #2
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What does "dmesg" say around the bit about the mount? What Filesystem is the jump drive in?

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Old 05-20-2003, 08:23 PM   #3
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I had exactly the same problem with the same Jumpdrive when using the mount command. Can't say that I am knowledgeable enough about Linux to know why I couldn't get it to work that way, but I added the following to my /etc/fstab and now it works perfectly:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdisk vfat users,rw,noauto,unhide 0 0
 
Old 10-11-2003, 08:59 PM   #4
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I am new to the forum and the reason I looked for this forum is this exact problem.
I am happy to say that after reading several threads I am finally able to use my Lexar
jump drive, however Todd42 when i replace my /etc/fstab to show what you have Mandrake
9.1 showed a bad line in the fstab during boot. It refered to /dev/sda1.............
Do you get this same message during boot?
 
Old 01-17-2004, 07:56 PM   #5
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Lexar USB Drive Read-only only for users

I am having some what of the same problem. I have gotten my drive to work great with root. I have read write access and all. However when I switch to a user account I lose my ability to write... It is only read only. I have added the line you provided to my fstab but it still does the same thing. I am new to Linux... Any help would be great.

-paco
 
Old 01-23-2004, 09:16 PM   #6
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Sorry, I haven't been around this site in a while. No, I don't get that error. Since the last post, I am now using Mandrake 9.2 instead of 9.1. I am using the same /etc/fstab line, with the exception /dev/sda rather than /dev/sda1. I am doing that because the Hardware information in the harddrake control center tells me that is the device file. Would you get that error if you didn't create the mount point directory first? Just a guess. I'm not knowledgable enough to give you a definitive answer.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:15 AM   #7
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This helped a lot... I looked at the manual for mount and "users" isn't there but "user" is so I changed the line a little...

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdisk auto user,owner,noauto,rw,unhide 0 0

Quote:
Originally posted by lnxslacker
9.1 showed a bad line in the fstab during boot. It refered to /dev/sda1.............
Do you get this same message during boot?
I got this too. This is because the computer tells it's at the end of a command line with an endline or return symbol, so basically hit enter at the end of the line and this error will go away...

Last edited by jayon; 02-06-2004 at 08:26 AM.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:22 AM   #8
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Re: Lexar USB Drive Read-only only for users

Quote:
Originally posted by paco36
I am having some what of the same problem. I have gotten my drive to work great with root. I have read write access and all. However when I switch to a user account I lose my ability to write... It is only read only. I have added the line you provided to my fstab but it still does the same thing. I am new to Linux... Any help would be great.

-paco
that last comment of mine should fix this...my user had no problem afterward...
 
  


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