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Old 03-04-2009, 01:33 AM   #1
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hi,

I am using a 4GB kingston USB.I am not able to write anything on to that,it is giving "Read only filesystem".When i am trying to format that,
then also it is giving errors.Early i used to files on that,now its not possible.

What can be the reasons?
please help me in sorting this issue,to make my USB writable.

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Ravi
 
Old 03-04-2009, 02:39 AM   #2
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Your auto mounting system may be mounting it ro have you tried to mount from the command line ?

What file system is on the drive.
 
Old 03-04-2009, 03:36 AM   #3
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I have tried to mount a 1GB flash form command line,i am able to write on it.I am able to access that in windows also,the filesystem is FAT,i think.
 
Old 03-04-2009, 03:39 AM   #4
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If by mounting on the command line you can write to it then it means its your auto mounting scripts that are mounting it ro.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 01:33 AM   #5
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Yes you are a correct,when i am passing mount command i am able to see it as "ro" filesystem.How am i going this as "rw",because i am not able to write on to pen drive? The filesystem type is "vfat".

Can u help me?

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Old 03-07-2009, 01:54 AM   #6
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Are you using KDE or GNOME?
You should to find mount point in which flash has mount, unmount and remount it:

mkdir /mnt/flash
mount -t vfat /dev/sd# /mnt/flash -o rw
 
  


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